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Nside 10-16-2012 06:53 PM

Staining a new fiberglass door
 
Is there any special requirements for stainig a new fiberglass door? It will be supplied "stain grade" and it will be textured. The owners wants it to look like a wood door. Is there a special stain that should be used?

Thanks for any input.

I Mester 10-16-2012 07:13 PM

you have to use a gel stain. nice thing about it is if you screw it up. laquer thinner erases it all and start all over.. have to work fast tho.

Gough 10-16-2012 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nside (Post 1605143)
Is there any special requirements for stainig a new fiberglass door? It will be supplied "stain grade" and it will be textured. The owners wants it to look like a wood door. Is there a special stain that should be used?

Thanks for any input.

ThermaTru makes stain kits for their doors. The newer version is called the One Day system. We've done a handful of them with it and it seems a lot quicker.

Previously, we use their older kits, gel stains, or made our own stains with artists' oil colors.

Nside 10-16-2012 09:57 PM

Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.

Ohio painter 10-18-2012 08:44 PM

I stained my own fiberglass front door years ago. Stained it just like wood and finished with an exterior polyurethane, came out very nice and still looks nice.

J L 10-19-2012 06:35 AM

I don't like staining fiberglass doors on site. I always order them prefinished.

Gough 10-19-2012 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by RemodelGA (Post 1607004)
I don't like staining fiberglass doors on site. I always order them prefinished.

I didn't realize that was a possibility. What mfg?

We stain and finish them in the the shop, so we can control the conditions.

J L 10-19-2012 01:06 PM

Thermatru doors


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