Exterior wood door stain and seal - help please

mileleNovember 12, 2012

Hi, we just purchased a Simpson wood door for our main entrance door. We will add a storm door but I need to be sure that we stain and seal the door because I want to reduce maintenance and i need a darker color.. I am in NEw Engand and oil exterior paint is not available. The door will be installed shortly and I need to stain when it is on (I know it is not an ideal situation). The door is Fir Douglas. Suggestion on stain and seal? I need brand suggestions. Here the recommendations of the manufacturer but no best brand mentioned.


I have read stain is ok and then clear exterior oil paint but, as said, I cannot use oil paint in MA. thanks Milele

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

You do not and should not use oil for a finish on an exterior door.You can paint it with a quality primer and quality finish paint.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 4:54AM
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Christopher, I do not want to paint the door. I would like to see the wood grain. I am trying to follow the instruction at:
But I need some ideas about best product/brand.
Thanks anyway

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 4:31PM
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