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angryboy

03:19AM | 02/24/02
Member Since: 02/21/02
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I've installed fiberglass exterior doors on my home and I'm trying to stain them. I'm using the gel stains (Minwax) as instructed but the first time the color did not match the sample and it went on very badly. I have now purchased THREE different color Gel Stain kits from the door manufacturer (Stanley) and have tested them on fiberglass samples supplied. THEY LOOK NOTHING LIKE THE COLORS ON THE BOX. I need help. Can gel stains be custom mixed or color matched the way regular stains can? An I the first person to try this because stores (including Home Depot) and some pros have no useful info to give me. Help... I now know to spend the extra $$$ and get solid wood doors.

DH

02:45PM | 02/24/02
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
OK, so what is the real problem? Color? Application, Technique?

Remember the "color on the box" is ink not stain and will look differnt.
You can intermix gel stains, but I would go someplace other than a big box store to get your stain. I am not sure if you can tint them as the pigment is intermixed and not suspended as in regular stain. As far as spending extra for a wood door, I'd stick with the fiberglass...Therma-Tru makes a good fiberglass door, I don't know about Stanley.

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