paint or stain bathroom door?

Old 08-10-13, 04:47 PM
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paint or stain bathroom door?

I am putting a plain flat door on the downstairs bathroom. It's a hollow core oak veneer door. What's the best choice to finish it. I could just paint it right now, our should i go ahead and stain it the color of the vanity wood?
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With the moisture in a bathroom and in a basement and it being just a cheap veneer hollow core door, I'd prime and paint two coats on all sides.
Old 08-10-13, 05:28 PM
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Depends on the look you want. I'd hate to paint an oak door. If all the other doors are stained,then stain...if painted, then paint.

Stain with a clear topcoat will resist moisture just as well as paint. My doors are all flat and stained.

Make sure to seal all 6 sides, including under the hinges.
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Poly or varnish will provide as much protection as primer and paint. The main thing is to coat all 6 sides [with the poly] like Vic said.

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