finally getting around to staining some doors

sdelloAugust 8, 2012

I have some solid wood 6 panel interior doors that were installed a few years ago, but they weer never painted or stained. The doors are now dirty from use and I'd like to apply a stain/varnish to finish them. What's the best way to clean and prep them for staining? Sand all the duirt off? Is there a good wash that won't harm the finish look? I want to stain and not paint.

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mike_kaiser_gw

Naphtha might be a good choice for grease and it won't raise the grain. Beyond that TSP. The water will raise the grain. Just use a damp rag and don't saturate the wood. Then sand.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 10:09AM
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sdello

thanks for the reply. I'll try that.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 1:17PM
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Jumpilotmdm

Minwax makes a prep product for this, as well as another company I can't remember the name of? A good independent paint store would be a good place to start for these products.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 12:04PM
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