Why You Want Factory Stained, Glazed or Painted Exterior Doors

March 18, 2022

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Beautiful Door Finishes That Last

Imagine visiting several big box stores to determine the best new exterior door for your home, comparing panel styles, skin textures, hardware and glass styles. You think about safety features, energy efficiency, door strength, performance and warranties.

You choose your front door style, then start thinking about paint or stain color. That’s when you find out: The entry door manufacturer doesn’t provide factory stained or pre-painted exterior doors, so your installer will need to finish the door after installation. Once installed, your door will be painted or stained with standard materials out in the open, in an uncontrolled environment where dust can blow onto your door while it is air drying.

Is that really the course you want to take for the most visible feature on the front of your home?

Most entry door manufacturers do not stain or paint their exterior doors. And, among those that do or the dealers that have it done for you, the warranty on paint or stain is usually 90 days to 1 year.

That doesn’t inspire much confidence in the long-term appearance of your front door.

Stained, Glazed or
Painted Doors

The ProVia Way

Unlike most other door manufacturers, ProVia allows you to order your entry door, hinged patio door, or storm door in your preferred color. Choose from a wide selection of stain, paint or glazed color finishes, professionally and painstakingly applied in our facility, for a beautiful, enduring finish with great curb appeal.

At ProVia, our mission is “to serve, by caring for details in ways others won’t.” When it comes to the finish on our front entry doors, storm doors and hinged patio doors, that means developing a finishing process that not only delivers on appearance, but an assurance of durability, with a 10-or 15-year warranty against flaking, checking, blistering or peeling, depending on the product.

ProVia’s professional process includes a proprietary pre-paint and stain prepping technique and an oven-curing procedure that ensures the finish will adhere firmly and last for years.  Our stains, hand applied by professionals with many years’ and tens of thousands of doors’ worth of experience, are specially formulated to provide a luxurious appearance.

Depending on the door type, brand and material, the stain or paint process involves five to seven steps that ensure a stained or painted door finish that’s smooth, consistent, durable and weather-resistant for the long haul.

Learn about the professional process we use for each of our stained, glazed and painted exterior doors:

Stained Front Entry and Hinged Patio Doors

  • Embarq™ and Signet® fiberglass entry doors, hinged patio doors
  • Heritage™ fiberglass entry doors, hinged patio doors
  • Legacy™ steel entry doors, hinged patio doors

Painted Front Entry and
Hinged Patio Doors

  • Embarq™ and Signet® fiberglass entry doors, hinged patio doors
  • Heritage™ fiberglass entry doors, hinged patio doors
  • Legacy™ steel entry doors, hinged patio doors

Glazed Front Entry and Hinged Patio Doors

  • Embarq™ and Signet® fiberglass entry doors, hinged patio doors

Painted Storm Doors

ProVia’s storm doors are painted on a computer-controlled paint line, ensuring professional quality every time. Paint is electrostatically applied with a vertical hydraulic reciprocator using a turbo disc that atomizes the paint particles for better coverage of contoured extrusions. Our durable, oven-baked polyester finishes are backed by a Lifetime Warranty for lasting beauty and low maintenance.

A Bevy of Color Choices

Along with the best finishing process, ProVia offers a wide palette of attractive paint and stain door colors from which to choose, as well as several options for glazed door finishes. ProVia also offers custom stain capabilities and can match any Sherwin Williams paint color.

Learn more about ProVia’s entry doors, storm doors and hinged patio doors, including color options:

Ready to get started with ProVia? Use our Design Center to view ideas for combining various door, window, siding and stone colors, or start designing your front door using our Visualizer.

Brandon Morris

Product Manager - Entry & Storm Doors

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