Front Door Redo Using Faux Wood Grain Technique

$40
6 Hours
Easy

For less than $40, I was able to transform my red fiberglass front door into a solid wood-looking masterpiece. Check out how you can do it too using this faux wood grain technique.
Here's a closeup of the final result.
Here's a closeup of the final result.
I started with this red fiberglass door with white trim.
I started with this red fiberglass door with white trim.
First I taped off the windows then painted on a coat of orange paint/primer.
First I taped off the windows then painted on a coat of orange paint/primer.
I used this wiping stain for the second part of the project.
I used this wiping stain for the second part of the project.
This handy tool helped create the look of real wood grain.
This handy tool helped create the look of real wood grain.
Here I am in the process of applying the stain and using the wood grain tool to create a realistic wood pattern.
Here I am in the process of applying the stain and using the wood grain tool to create a realistic wood pattern.
Can you spot the photobomber?
Can you spot the photobomber?
Here's the final result.
Here's the final result.
What do you think of my new "wood" door?
What do you think of my new "wood" door?
Living Rich on Less - Susan

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3 of 6 questions
  • Ber13367203
    on Sep 3, 2017

    You didn't strip the paint before adding primer? This is great. I have a 42" slab door that I want to revamp. I love the wood grain look. Very nice.

  • 25428434254
    on Sep 9, 2017

    Did you take the door off the frame and paint the edges and back?

  • Add
    on Sep 9, 2017

    why two different stain colors? Was one a base color? Or was the orange primer the base color?

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