My husband first told me this was not possible to do. So I set out to prove him wrong. Stained garage doors : 2 quarts of Minwax Gel Stain (walnut) , 4 cheap foam brushes, 2 coats 24 hrs apart, finish with 1 coat polyurethane satin finish. 3 day project. I did this without any help from my hubby. So lady's you can do this ! Total cost: around $50.00. So glad I did this.