Restain stainable steel door.

Mark asked 10 years ago

My Western steel stainable entry door is peeling because of the sun. How do I removed the old stain with out wrecking the coating on the steel?

1 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

Is the stain peeling or is it a clear coat that is peeling? If the stain and clear are both peeling then stripping off everything and starting over is the best option. It is possible to remove just the peeling stuff, using a stiff nylon brush or fine steel wool, and restain. This would be the same procedure as restaining a fiberglass door.

It really comes down to the actual condition of the finish. If you do a full strip then the door will need to be reprimed with an appropriate color primer before restaining.