Stain interior doors on-site or controlled environment?

threeapplesSeptember 24, 2012

Also, does Sherwin Williams make decent stain? Builder is suggesting we do Sherwin Williams on-site instead of custom stain at the place he normally uses because they never got back to me and we want to get moving with millwork. Thanks.

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dekeoboe

Are you doing stained door trim? We had our doors and trim stained on-site. I can't imagine doing it any other way.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 9:34PM
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threeapples

no, all painted trim. the library will be wood paneling and wood coffered ceiling. doesn't dust get into the stain?

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 10:31PM
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lyfia

What kind of top coat are you planning on. That is where I would be concerned about the dust. I wouldn't do site finish if I could avoid it. If it is just the doors and the frames are already installed what would it hold up as far as millwork?

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 2:59PM
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threeapples

no idea about a top coat. i'm not informed about this type of thing, the painter was going to do all of this for us since the stain company our builder normally uses is somehow too busy. what kind of product will make the stained cherry doors look most like historic wood?

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 3:17PM
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jolsongoude

Ours were done in the living room, which by that time was a controlled environment.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 8:33AM
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