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  1. Gwen

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    I had a new back door installed a few days ago, and wanted it to match the front door. So I painted it the same color, and left it to dry overnight. When I started to scrape the paint from the panes (it's a french door), the paint peeled off everywhere I touched it.

    It's a metal door,and the panes are set in vinyl. I can peel the paint off just like it's tape from the vinyl part, but the metal part is just a mess. It won't peel off--it just scratches really easily.

    What should I do? Should I use paint stripper? Just wash and scrub it with a brush? I've never had this happen before, and I'm not happy! :BangHead:

    Help!!!:laugh:
     
  2. donnA

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    Call the store where you bought it and ask them about it, who better would know.
     
  3. Gwen

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    When I bought it, I asked if I could paint it. The guy who sold it to me looked at me as if I had 2 heads, and said, "sure." So I'm not very confident that they will tell me the right thing. But I'll call them anyway and see what they say. Who knows, maybe they will give me a new one. lol
     
  4. Amy.G

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    Gwen, how did you apply the paint? Did you use a brush or roller? Did you let the first coat dry thoroughly before applying the 2nd coat? Metal doors come already primed, so I don't think that's the problem. It should have been ready to paint.
     
  5. Gwen

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    That's what I thot, too--primed and ready to paint. I painted it with a brush. The paint is latex. And I waited for it to dry (about 30 minutes or so) between coats. I have painted every room in my house, and I also had a business doing faux finishes for people. I've never had any problems.

    I called the store, and they said to scrape it all off, then use Kilz. Then when it's dry, I can paint it again. I don't know--maybe I"ll do a test patch and see if the Kilz sticks.
     
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    Hi Gwen. Wow. I'm sorry you're having such problems. As the fixer upper in our family I can certainly relate. I just had to replace the cartridge in my brand new Moen faucet last week. I did it all by myself! :laugh: It was a proud moment.

    We use a primer called X-I-M. You'll have to go to your local paint store to get it. I don't think it's sold at Lowe's or Home Depot. Any paint will stick to it.....forever! It's oil based, but you can paint latex on top of it. (I have done just that) Just let it dry overnight first, or longer if it's really humid outside. You can use it on just about any surface; wood, metal, glass. It works great. Much better than Kilz.

    Good luck!


    PS. You might consider sanding your door instead of scraping, to avoid damaging the surface.
     
  7. Gwen

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    Amy, thanks so much for your help! I've never had any paint do this! I am the fixer at my house--my friends call me George the Handyman. lol Congrats on replacing the cartridge on your facet! That's quite an accomplishment!

    I'll try your recommendation for the primer. As far as the sanding goes--I can't sand it. The paint is literally peeling off in huge strips. It won't be hard to get it off. The scraper I have is a flexible plastic one, and it's not hurting the surface.

    Thanks again--I'll let you know how it turns out!
     
  8. Amy.G

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    Please do. :thumbs:
     
  9. blackbird

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    Ladies!! Ladies!!! Laaaaaaaaaaaaadeeeeeeeeesss!!!!

    Let the expert approach the sore subject

    Going back to the door-----you say it came already primed??? A metal door with plastic mold work??

    Chances are---the door is primed for latex------its just almost a rare--eye--tee any more to see oil base being used

    The problem is with the plastic molding-------make sure you use what is called Latex Enamel-----and don't "whimp out" and buy that cheap junk paint from Wally World---mercy---its like painting with water-------hunker down and buy some expensive junk from Sherwin Williams or De-Vo-Ko---or some other exclusive paint store----those guys are experts and know what's goin' on ---and con---trair--ree to the instructions-----let the paint dry overnight before recoating

    Like I said---trust the expert

    Your buddy,
    Blackbird
     
  10. Amy.G

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    We do trust the experts.....US! :laugh: :laugh:
     
  11. blackbird

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    Well--------if thats the way you two ladies want it-----------the mighty Blackbird will back away from the project and just watch ya'll two make a mess of things--------then he'll be the one to be able to say

    "I told ya'll so!!!!!"
    Then he will have ya'll beggin' him to come back and straighten things back up--------but let him forwarn ya'll----its hard to unscramble scrambled eggs---------but ya'll just go ahead----see what I care!!!!
    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    The lesson of humpty dumpty - from a Blackbird?????
     
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    Leave 'um alone, Dan----don't "egg 'um" on---they'll just haff ta learn the hard way!!:laugh: :laugh:
     
  14. Amy.G

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    Hi Gwen :wavey:

    How's the door project coming along? You didn't follow any of that Blackbird's advice did you? :laugh:
     
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    Ignoring blackbird won't keep that paint from peelin' on that plastic molding-----here's a perfect opportunity for Blackbird to solve ya'lls problem and ya'll won't do it--------------so you ladies had better let Blackbird start mindin' ya'lls busness before someone comes along and sees ya'll makin' unnessasary mistakes over and over and over again!!!:type: :laugh:
     
  16. Gwen

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    I ain't sayin'. I know better!!:laugh:
     

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