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Garage Door Finish

Finally got around to stripping the garage door, It was a lot more work then I anticipated,

What stain / top coat do you guys recommend, I would like something that will hold up to the elements, I can't see myself doing this every few years, I'm not sure what type of wood the door is made out of.

what do you guys think
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I did mine a couple of years ago, used Varathane products. Wood conditioner to start, then stain and then their sealer. Mine faces north and is perfect. We used a dark walnut stain on the wood. Looks like the same as yours, cedar?
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walleye*guy wrote: I did mine a couple of years ago, used Varathane products. Wood conditioner to start, then stain and then their sealer. Mine faces north and is perfect. We used a dark walnut stain on the wood. Looks like the same as yours, cedar?
How did you strip all the paint?
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We face west so lots of late sun, and it hadn't been looked at since it was installed 20+ years ago. Ended up using a sikkens cetol window and door in dark oak (on cedar) recommended by our local paint place, looks good 4? years later, no signs of the finish failing or needing a recoat yet.

Stripped the existing with an aggressive pressure washer (we had thoroughly grey/damaged spots), and then touched up with an orbital sander.
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dealerguy wrote: How did you strip all the paint?
Gel stripper, power washer and sanded. It was a Behr product we were removing, a real PITA.
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cliff wrote: We face west so lots of late sun, and it hadn't been looked at since it was installed 20+ years ago. Ended up using a sikkens cetol window and door in dark oak (on cedar) recommended by our local paint place, looks good 4? years later, no signs of the finish failing or needing a recoat yet.

Stripped the existing with an aggressive pressure washer (we had thoroughly grey/damaged spots), and then touched up with an orbital sander.
Sikkens is known for quality finishes and their cetol line looks equal to the task.

Plus it's readily available at hardware stores in Canada.

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