New construction, new front fiberglass door. Do I need to put any paint/primer before applying my gel stain? I am getting conflicts on application. Looks like I may have to do it myself, due to cost I have been quoted ($500.00 per door) Also, can I wait till spring to do this as the weather is pretty cold in N.M.
Priming or painting isn't needed before applying the gel stain to an embossed (wood grained) fiberglass door. All that is needed is a clean sound surface. Plus your door should already be a light tan color, perfect for staining over.
Depending on the door, and if it has sidelights, $500 isn't a bad price.
There shouldn't be any problems waiting until spring to stain the door(s). Just make sure to wash the door surfaces with a mild household cleaner and allow to dry before applying the gel stain.