I've done a good amount of web searching and haven't seen many comments on the General Finishes 450 Exterior Stain. I'm considering using it on a mahogany external entry door at back of house that is fairly well protected by a large deck. I would appreciate any comments on the 450 stain or any other options. I'm looking for a dark brown stain, no reddish tints in it.
Their web site shows 2 methods to apply the stain.
a) Apply two coats Exterior 450 Stain with no topcoat for a semi-transparent look, or
b) Apply one coat of stain, wipe off and apply several coats of Exterior 450 Clear Finish.
Option (a) sounds very easy. Is that really a workable option?