Coloured Stain on Exterior Pine Door
After hours of searching for product information and resources I really need advice and help on the best stain available/suitable to apply to a custom made pine door. I want to stain/dye the door a "Muskoka Red" and will then apply a finish coat of spar urethane. I cannot find a suitable product in the colour I want from the usual suppliers such as Minwax, Old Masters, etc. I wonder if a water based stain with a urethane topcoat will hold up to the elements. The door faces west. There seems to be a higher number of colour choices in the water based stains. There is a a small covered
porch roof over the door which will protect it from rain. The door is a curved, "wine cellar" style and was quite expensive so I do not want to make any mistakes. Experienced tips would be greatly appreciated. Also, I live in Ontario, Canada so not as many products available as there are in the U.S.A.