Help with Therma-tru Door and wood staining?

Central79December 12, 2012

Have quotes on therma-tru classic-craft oak Cambridge-glass
fiberglass entry door with oval window, 3/4 12" sidelites and elliptical transoms.

We want the door to be all stained the same wood stain (therma-tru natural oak)So we want the door, sidelites, brick mould, Jambs and elliptical transom to be all stained-wood grain.

One supplier has priced with Oak elliptical transom, oak jambs and oak brick mould. He has also priced this with a pine wood jambs.

The other supplier says we can use the paint/stainable jambs, brick mould and transom and prime them with a Benjamin-Moore product that will give them the same color and look as the unfinished fiberglass door prior to our staining everything. He says the color will match better this way, however there will be no Oak-grain on the jambs, brick mould or transom (only oak grain on the sidelites and door itself).

Does anyone have any experience with completely staining all the components of a Therma-tru entry unit?

Any pictures of a stained door unit with transom and jambs and side lites would be great?

Thanks so much for you help!

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Unfortunately the wood and the fiberglass will never stain exactly the same, I think the supplier who is suggesting the paint/stain jambs with using the BM product then stain may be closer to reality with them looking closer but still not identical.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 8:08PM
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What climate zone are you in?

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 11:58AM
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Check with the supplier. There is a product called a embossed, composite jamb with brickmould. It has a woodgrain appearance and because it's composite the stain will sit on top of the material just like it does on the door. It gives a much closer match than you can get with wood.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 5:06PM
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Agree that the wood/fiberglass match will be tough to match exactly, but I would think you could get it close.

Here's a pic of our mudroom entry - thermatru stained door with wood trim.

The wood is reclaimed chestnut with a natural sealer/finish. And the thermatru door is walnut (i think)single application. The thermatru door is finished with the thermatru stain product.

(pic was taken before we had walkways/lawn done, so ignore the ugly grass you see here) :)

    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 8:48AM
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