Too dark of stain on fiberglass door.

Questions & AnswersCategory: Fiberglass Door Finishing QuestionsToo dark of stain on fiberglass door.
Marcia Cady asked 10 years ago

I’ve used Minwax Gel stain on a new fiberglass door. It is darker than I like. I haven’t put any sealer or finish on it yet. Since the stain has dried, is there any way of correcting the situation and making it lighter?

2 Answers
MagicDave answered.

No …next time try a small area as a sample (on the back, near the bottom)… all that's left now to lighten the stain is to use Paint and Varnish Remover and STRIP all of it off (follow label instructions)… then restain it…

Anonymous answered.

If you have not yet sealed it, you absolutely can remove the stain. Acetate will remove it; just make sure it claims to be safe for fiberglass. You may need a toothbrush to get it out of the grain.