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09-06-2008 04:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: garage door stain sealer finishing cedar

Fellow Jocks,

I’m in the midst of a major remodel and I need your help and input about finishing. I ordered a really nice IWP full radius front door made from solid knotty alder. It is finished in a medium brown and antiqued. Just to the side of it is a single-car garage door which is made out of western cedar and is wire brushed for a more rustic look. It’s here at the jobsite and is in the nude. The trick is to get the garage door to match the front door and, while the front door is protected from the sun, the garage door isn’t. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area so our weather is mild, but even still, I know that any finish I put on will need annual care.

So the big question is, what should I use for a stain and sealer. I’ll need something with UV protection and because the wood was wire brushed the stain will be tricky. I don’t have much experience staining wood yet, so I’m turning to you you for help. I have the garage door panels here and I can experiment on the backside to some degree. I’ll also be able to spay the panels should that be suggested. Any advise is welcome.

Many Thanks.


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#1 posted 09-06-2008 04:39 AM

Check out the Cabot line of stains for siding and decks. They come in semi-transparent and solid color. They can be custom mixed. It is a quality product that withstands the elements better than most. Good luck.

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