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Old 04-02-2016, 04:57 PM   #1
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Primer On Fiberglass Doors


Does anyone know what the primer that comes on fiberglass doors is. Google is being no help. Thanks.
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You probably need to ask the manufacturer. But what difference does it make?

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Because I want some. It receives stain very well for not being wood.
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It could have a lot to do with the texture of the door material. When we prime raw fiberglass (columns) we use stix from insulx.
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Curious, are you only needing to know what is on it so you can paint over it or are you thinking of re-priming it?
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Curious, are you only needing to know what is on it so you can paint over it or are you thinking of re-priming it?
I have a wood textured steal garage door on a project. It was ordered in a wood grain finish. From the street it just looks brown which isn't to good a look for the house. It either needs to get re stained or painted. My intention is to test some material for staining, give it a shot on the door. If it looks great awesome. If not, nothing is lost and it gets painted.
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I would have no idea of what could be used as a stain over steel.
Could one of those wood graining tools be used to recreate the wood grain look?
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I would have no idea of what could be used as a stain over steel.
Could one of those wood graining tools be used to recreate the wood grain look?

The door has grain to it. Not the same as a fiberglass door but not that terribly different. Gel stain works on fiberglass doors and looks great. My opinion is if I use the same primer it will work very similarly.
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Its been a while but last set I did we primed with zinnser oil (tan and white can) and I had it tinted to a slight yellow color (wish I could tell you what color). It worked really well, the yellowish base color helped with whatever in the world I was trying to achieve.
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Hi guys, this is my experience with fiberglass painting and staining. I work for a fiberglass door manufacturer name Nova Doors and we use a water based product called TruCoat for painting and staining our fiberglass doors. It is made specifically for fiberglass doors so it doesn’t require any special primers, is super durable and lays down really smoothly. You can check more about them on Trucoat.us

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