Customer needed a "problem" door corrected once and for all.
Three others had tried but surface cracking returned within a year of each attempt. I found the door with 4 different colors and textures. What a mess!
Unfortunately their efforts had made the door unstainable. I responded with sealant, paint and a tinted polyurethane which resulted in a beautiful finish which closely matched the original! Yep - that's a painted door!
This project is in my All Time Top Three "Hall of Fame". I feel the door, its sidelights and transom, are beautiful - a work of art.