Re: Fiberglass Front Door to Look Like Wood
It may be too late to change it now if you've already painted it. Paint is thick and heavy and will have filled in all the faux grain that is stamped into the door.
Stay away from the gel stain, it's not what you want in this case. What you will need is a standard stain that is darker than the door color already. Wipe on, wipe off, you want to remove the stain from all the high surfaces, but it will remain behind in the deep valleys faux grain of the door, bringing that grain into view. Having painted the door, you'll likely only highlight the brush strokes rather than wood grain.
On the bright side, you can still try staining as described and if it doesn't work out to your liking, all you have to do is repaint the door.
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