How to Finish Doors — Paint or Stain?

How to Finish Doors — Paint or Stain?

Janel Laban
Aug 17, 2010

Q: I need some advice. We recently painted our place Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray. It's a beautiful 'greige' and it looks fantastic with Cloud White trim. But I seemed to overlook something very important - the doors! We have a hallway that doesn't get any natural light, with 4 doors - 2 to bedrooms, one to a bathroom, and a closet. The doors are solid 6-panel doors with a polyurethane finish.

So, my question is do we leave the doors as is (which looks strange and unfinished to me), stain them darker (to match the floors), paint them Cloud White (to match the trim), or go with a coordinating color like Revere Pewter?

Sent by Clarissa

Editor: What would you suggest to Clarissa? Paint or stain? Let us know in the comments below - thanks!

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