Staining Instructions


Click Here for Printable Version

For warranty to remain in effect, door must be finished within 24 hours of delivery and must be finished according to directions below

Materials Needed

  • BLP Jack Tar High Gloss Ext. Marine Spar Varnish
  • 000 Steel Wool & 180 Grit Sandpaper
  • Minwax Stain or Equivalent
  • High-Quality Urethane Brush


  • Door must be finish sanded with 180 grit sandpaper before staining
  • Apply stain and allow to dry
  • Apply 1st coat of varnish. Allow to dry.
  • Lightly buff with 000 steel wool
  • Apply 2nd , 3rd,and 4th coats of varnish, buffing with steel wool between each coat. (For high sun exposure elevations and dark stained doors a 5th coat is necessary)
  • Door must be sealed on all sides (Front, Back, Sides, and TOP)


  • To maintain the exterior of door unit, buff lightly with 180 grit sandpaper or 000 steel wool and apply one coat of varnish. Doors need to be inspected once a year and re-varnished (1 coat) at least once every 2 years (Dark stained doors and doors on high sun exposure elevations need to be re-varnished every year).