What are the best stains and paints for a manufacturing company to use on wood garage/entry doors?

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Blog entry by woodengaragedoorguy posted 08-13-2013 03:43 PM 1114 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I currently use Sikkens Cetol Plus stains and Benjamin Moore Paints for the wood garage doors and wood entry doors I make.
I like the products but they are softer products which makes it hard to ship when ABF comes to pick them up. Even after I let them dry for 2 days I still get random shipments where there are shipping impressions in the finish. I’ve talked to Hirshfields and other paint sources and they say these finishes are great, but not the best for a production facility.
Does anyone else have a type of finish/name etc that dries a littler harder yet still flexible and breatheable. I will not use a varnish, poly or a marine finish with my products because I feel they are not good for a layered wood product that moves alot. Any insight is much appreciated.

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 06:16 PM

There was an article a while back in a woodworking magazine that said catalyzed lacquer sprayed with an HVLP sprayer was the best. It was ranked above polyurethane, but could only be sprayed and had to have a really good ventilation system or be done outdoors.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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