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Cedar Screen Door Finishes

Two different styles of screen door

Cedar is a classic material in home construction because of its durability, affordability, and design versatility. If you have recently purchased a new cedar screen door, you may be wondering how to finish it. While some homeowners opt to paint cedar doors, others decide to stain them.
Both paint and stain offer protection and visual appeal and which you choose ultimately boils down to a matter of personal preference. Here are some things to keep in mind, though, when you are making your decision.
Many property owners love the natural look of wood. With stain, you can preserve the rustic appearance of your cedar while safeguarding it against rot and fading. There are several affordable options for staining your door: transparent, semi-transparent, and opaque stain.
Since you don’t have to scrape or prime your cedar prior to staining it, this finish requires less work than painting it. However, stain is thinner than paint. So stain will need to be reapplied more frequently than paint would.
With paint, of course, you can select whichever color best fits your home design. Typically, paint is a little more expensive per gallon than stain. Paint acts as a film over the wood, so it performs more effectively against sunlight and moisture. And since paint is thicker, it will better conceal any blemishes, which may be useful as your cedar door ages over time.

A screen door to put the finishing touch on your cabin or patio

A screen door to put the finishing touch on your cabin or patio

Screen doors, sometimes referred to as storm doors, are a quintessential component of American home design. Mounted over an exterior access door, a screen door has a number of functional benefits. During bad weather it will protect home from the elements, and during warm summer days the screen provides ventilation and a view of the outdoors. 

Get in and out of your home easily while grilling on your patio or enjoying a day at your cabin. Keep the bugs out with a durable screen that you won't need to replace for years.

Fixhome's "Doorman" Basic Cedar Screen Door is made from beautiful western red cedar, which is known for its strength and durability. Impermeable to moisture, this door will stand up against years of exposure to the elements, resisting warping, humidity and decay. The unfinished cedar is ready to paint or stain to match the exterior of your home. Like all Fixhome products, the "Doorman" Basic Cedar Screen Door is made in the U.S.A. and shipping is free.