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    Jan 2009

    Default exterior door will not accept stain

    I'm refinishing an exterior solid mahogany door. I sanded both sides but I have a serious problem in one area around the oval leaded glass. I sanded too much in this area thinking I could clean the offending area, but I exposed what appears to be laminate (so much for the solid wood door). Now, I'm staining and the "laminate" exposed area won't accept stain. It is considerably lighter that the rest of the area surrounding the oval window, and it looks awful! I've puddled stain on it to try to darken it, but as soon as I reapply stain to smooth out the color differences, the stainon the laminated area wipes off and I'm back where I started. Please help!
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