How do you refinish cedar garage doors?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Exterior Trim, Windows and DoorsHow do you refinish cedar garage doors?
Greg asked 10 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!