01:21PM | 06/08/02
Member Since: 05/11/02
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I stained a fiberglass door about 2 years ago with a gel type stain and it was already getting bad (discoloring) a year later so then I restained it and applied a coat of varnish and now the varnish is peeling and the door does not look very good. What am I doing wrong? I used the proper stain according to the manufacturer. I know I need to sand the door to take the varnish out and restain but I don't want to do this every year. The inside of the door is O.K, so it has to do with the weather - son, snow, rain which the door sees some even though it is only partially exposed due to been several feet inside a small porch.


07:07AM | 06/10/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I had a similar problem, but with a wood door when my house was new. After several re-coats of varnish, I used a good marine varnish. That lasted a few years, but then it also was ruined by weather (and the brick moulding rotted near the bottom). I finally replaced the door with a metal clad one and have had no more problems.


12:10PM | 06/10/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
At the risk of sounding stupid how does one stain a fiberglass door?? However, for the final coating I would use a spar varnish. There's no way around it, the elements are going to win in relatively short duration when it comes to coatings we the general public can purchase.


05:21PM | 06/10/02
Member Since: 05/11/02
19 lifetime posts
There is a gelled stain that is for fiberglass doors.

Mark Hammond

06:19PM | 06/18/02
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi all,
Just being curious but did any of these doors have a storm door on the outside? In some cases the heat that builds up between the doors can remove paint and even melt fiberglass parts, even in winter. FYI.....Mark Hammond


01:43AM | 06/19/02
Member Since: 05/11/02
19 lifetime posts
No storm door. I removed those we had prior to installing these new fiberglass doors. Good thought though.


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