how to finish oak brick mold?

netskiJuly 4, 2008

I have a fiberglass door I am finishing in English Walnut. I need to know how to finish the brick mold which is Oak. I am afraid to stain and varnish it because we had an outdoor table that we worked hard on staining, sanding, varnishing and after abt 3 months outside it peeled and blistered and was totally destroyed. I am about ready to have it covered like the soffit and facsia and forget it. Any ideas? Thanks

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I was successful using conventional stain and the covering with MINWAX/Spar Urethane (clear stain). I've got the therm-tru fiberglass door with the oak brick-molding. My door is pretty well protected from direct sunlight though. If your door is getting a lot of direct sunlight I check into something like a marine-grade urethane or varnish.

That oak trim (brick molding)stained and finished will add additional beauty to the door.

Best of luck with the project, rredogg

    Bookmark   July 4, 2008 at 1:59PM
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thanks so much rreddogg. My door is also a therma-tru and I appreciate the info. I guess my best bet would be Sherwin-Williams. Thanks

    Bookmark   July 4, 2008 at 9:25PM
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another thing you can do is a apply a tintable primer or a paint that compliments the color you want to end up with, from there you can put on a gel stain, it sounds crazy but trust me it works ive done it

    Bookmark   July 9, 2008 at 11:39AM
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