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Thanks! Donna, I have a painting question for you ...
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Sara    Posted 02-25-2003 at 05:38:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for ALL the helpful deck repair advice!!! Donna, since you have so much experience in the paint dept., I have an additional question for you. I sanded down, primed, and repainted our front doors this fall. For some reason, the paint didn't adhere to the primer. If you scratch it lightly, it comes right off. After all the work I put into it I'm sick over it. The only thing I can think happened is that it may have been below 50 degrees when I put the paint on. I was rushing to beat the falling temps. before winter. Couldn't have been too far below 50, as I tried to watch the thermometer. Any advice? I will die if I have to sand them down all over again. Thanks, Sara

donna    Posted 02-25-2003 at 11:23:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
temperature could be a problem because when it comes off that easily something didn't dry also it if you didn't sand to bare wood some primers and paints don't work well together like oil or alkyd primers over old latex .wait till you will have 4-5 hours of 45+ weather and i'd use a good primer sealer after you sand all the loose stuff[zinseer makes a product called 1-2-3 for latex or my first choice would be their oilbased called cover stain]if these aren't available ask at the paint store for a primer -sealer not just primer and interior/exterior is better because you can use it everywhere. the can will tell you how many hours to the recoat i know it sometimes looks dry but wait the whole time and maybe an hour or so more just to be on the safe side. then apply 2 thin coats waiting the recoat time between. this is really important /THINK OF IT LIKE PUDDING YOU KNOW HOW THE SKIN FORMS BUT EVERYTHING UNDERNEATH IS WET THE SAME WITH THE PAINT if the layers don't dry the underneath stays soft so the top chips and everything else comes with it.hope i helped just one other piece of advise is that paint is one of those things that you really get what yoy pay for so buy the best you can afford the the jobs you really hate you can skimp when it's a job you don't mind redoing . i buy the cheap stuff for my yard furniture cuz i'm forever changing the color

Yankee in Ok    Posted 02-25-2003 at 08:55:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Sara,Yankee here.Did you put an oilbase paint over a water base primer or latex?This could cause a peeling problem for you.Also temp plays a big roll in drying.Hate to say it but you might need to start over by stripping the paint off and repriming and painting.Let me know if you need any help.

More questions    Posted 02-25-2003 at 06:40:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sara, we may be able to help better with a little more information. What was on the door before you sanded? What kind of primer did you use? What kind of finish paint did you use? If you still have the can does it say it must cure with temps above 50deg. Was there a storm door on the door? How cold did it get that night?

what type of primer- what type of paint?    Posted 02-25-2003 at 05:53:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
some are not compatable- did you do more than one coat of primer? that can cause problems.
did you paint the final coat just before sundown?


Sara    Posted 02-26-2003 at 19:07:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I used one coat of Benjamin Moore primer and one coat of Benjamin Moore paint. I don't think I painted just before sundown. It may have been late afternoon though.

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