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how to finish oak brick mold?

Posted by netski (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 4, 08 at 10:33

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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RE: how to finish oak brick mold?


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

RE: how to finish oak brick mold?

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

RE: how to finish oak brick mold?

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

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