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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Default stain color for fiberglass front door

    I need to stain a Jeld-Wen fiberglass front door. I am having trouble finding a good stain (Zar, Old Masters gel stain) in a color similar to what is on the front cover of the October 2011 issue of This Old House. Old Master's dark walnut seems almost as dark as our oil rubbed bronze hardware and the other choices are just too light. Any ideas for a darker walnut / english chestnut look but not mahogany??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Portland, Oregon, formerly of Chicago

    Default Re: stain color for fiberglass front door

    You seldom find the ideal color right out of the can. The best solution is to mix the standard stain colors until you find the missing quality. I would not inter-mix different manufacturers or types of stain. There are many different types of stains out there and you don't want to risk unforseen results.

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