Last week I told you how I stained my fiberglass front door, the first time I’ve ever used gel stain. But the door wasn’t quite finished yet! After 3 coats of exterior UV protective water-based polyurethane and some fresh semi-gloss white on the trim, here’s the final product:

{Sorry the interior picture was taken at night}

I just love the richness the wood tone adds to both the inside and outside of the house. I’m working on the upstairs door now, and hopefully will get to the shutters this week to complete the exterior makeover!

Well, for now.

I have plans to paint the porch railings…scary! Any tips for a first time porch painter?

*****Linked Up******


 

21 Responses

  1. Jessica Shewmaker

    You did a great job! I’m building a house right now. Our front door looks a lot like that and will be stained dark as well. I can only hope that it turns out that good. I have seen some really BAD stained doors. Good job!

    Reply
  2. Jessica Shewmaker

    You did a great job! I’m building a house right now. Our front door looks a lot like that and will be stained dark as well. I can only hope that it turns out that good. I have seen some really BAD stained doors. Good job!

    Reply
  3. Stephanie

    AMAZING. That looks so awesome! All your hard work totally paid off. Absolutley love the colour.

    Reply
    • Lovely Crafty Home

      Stephanie, thanks so much! It was a few days of work with drying time- but totally worth it!

      Reply
  4. Lauren

    It never ceases to amaze me what painting a front door can do for a house’s appearance! Yours is spectacular — great job!

    Reply
  5. Karen

    Hi, visiting from SNS . I didn’t know you could use gel stain on fiber glass. It looks fabulous. I learn something everyday in blogland. Have a great weekend.

    Reply
  6. Natalie

    We are just getting ready to stain our new fiberglass door. That is exactly the wood color I want. What brand/color did you use? Thanks! Looks amazing!!! Enjoy your door :)

    Reply
    • Lovely Crafty Home

      Thanks Natalie! I used Old Masters American Walnut I believe. Old Masters can be hard to find, but I got it at my Benjamin Moore retailer. I don’t think it’s usually in places like Home Depot or Lowes. Minwax makes a gel stain as well, but I had heard good things about Old Masters so that’s why I chose it. Good luck!

      Reply
  7. Jay Walker

    Fiberglass doors seem like a new thing, but they’ve actually been around for a while. Therma-Tru, a pioneer in the fiberglass door business, started manufacturing fiberglass doors in 1983. therma tru doors offer the strength of steel and the warmth of wood without the drawbacks of either. Wood warps, splits and cracks. Steel dents and rusts. Fiberglass doesn’t have any of these limitations.

    Reply
  8. So Fresh And So Clean

    [...] Is there a more unflattering color then ”primer white?” Well there was that one time I gel stained my door and started with a good coat of “Glazed [...]

    Reply

Leave a Reply to Natalie Cancel Reply

Your email address will not be published.