Staining Hemlock French Doors
We are opening a wall and installing new French doors. The doors are in our garage and will be installed on Saturday. We don't have a lot of experience staining so we have a lot of questions.
Should we stain before or after we install the door?
What stain method would you recommend (brush on or wipe on)?
Should I pre condition the wood first?
What product is better to seal with (polyurethane, oil varnish, varathane diamond)?
Does hemlock stain easily or do we need to take caution?
My garage is cold, does temperature matter when staining like when painting?
Sorry about all the questions but this is a huge project for us. We have waited five years to install a door and we really want it to look good.