How do you refinish cedar garage doors?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Exterior Trim, Windows and DoorsHow do you refinish cedar garage doors?
Greg asked 9 years ago

My garage doors are all cedar, stain has faded in some areas. There also looks like a clear coat finish had been applied over the stain. How do I get the stain looking even. Is there a way to do this without having to refinish the whole door. If not how do you refinish rough cedar?

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MagicDave answered.

You need to refinish the whole door… sand lightly using a medium grade paper… then if you have the bare stained wood left, you can restain it but you need to use a DARKER Color stain this time…

If you can't remove the "clear coat finish" … then your best bet is to prime all using an exterior oil base wood primer… then finish coat with Sherwin Williams A-100 (use a flat finish)… Good Luck!