Front Door Redo Using Faux Wood Grain Technique

6 Hours
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.
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.
I used this wiping stain for the second part of the project.
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.
Can you spot the photobomber?
Here's the final result.
What do you think of my new "wood" door?
Living Rich on Less - Susan
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  • Add Add on Sep 09, 2017

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

  • Joanne Joanne on Jul 29, 2019

    What sealer did you use?

  • Linda Taft Linda Taft on Aug 31, 2019


    I have a vinyl storm door that is looking pretty sad . Can I paint it with rustoleum paint?

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  • Mitt Mitt on Mar 30, 2020

    Very nice. Your front porch is lovely. Very well put together and looks high end. Good job!

  • Lois Lois on Jun 06, 2020

    Gorgeous door.