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Staining and Painting Poplar Doors


Sun Mountain offers the value-conscious customer Poplar as a wonderful choice for paint-grade application on solid wood doors. Because it is less expensive than other clear hardwood species like Mahogany, Cherry, Select Alder, and Sapele, Poplar is a desirable, higher-end alternative to doors made of MDF or other composite material.

With a relatively straight grain and fine, even texture, Poplar’s color varies from creamy-white to green to brown to purple. Because of these sometimes-significant variations in color, when staining Poplar we recommend darker stains and glazes. Sun Mountain’s stain and glaze colors that work well with Poplar include:

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(Note that colors shown on computer screens may not match actual pre-finished wood colors. Please request a color sample to ensure an accurate color match).

Interested in Poplar doors? Contact Sun Mountain at (866) 786-6861 or visit for a free quote.