Latex Paint drips on door - How to get rid of?

Hi all, I sprayed a Stanley door yesterday and it left a ton of drip marks. Looks horrible on a section of this door. I really don't want to repaint the entire door. Can you sand dried latex paint? How would you smooth it out enough to spray over the damaged section? I'd appreciate the advice. Thanks... John
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On 10 Sep 2005 05:07:19 -0700, grus snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:
You can remove the remove the latex paint with "Goof Off".

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grus snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

You can sand it but you need to wait until it dries good or it will be too gummy. You could also shave the runs with a razor and then touch up with spackle, sand lightly, and repaint.
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Sand the door with fine 220 or 300 wet dry sand paper and repaint the door. You will probally have to do a light coat on the entire door to get a good finish.

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Cliff Hartle wrote:

The obvious solution to drips on a door is to take the door down and paint the flat surfaces. The OP, when he repaints should still do this.
No, you don't need to repaint the whole door just the part with the drips. And yes, use wet or dry 220 grit paper and use it wet. Dry sanding will just clog the paper and make a mess. Dip the paper in a bucket of water and sand with a hard block if flat or your hand if the door has a texture. As you get paint colored water and the paper starts to clog wipe it clean with a cloth in the bucket. You must completely remove the drip or it will show through when you repaint. That may mean sanding down to the base. Sounds like the OP really may need to redo the door if one section has lots of drips, the other part probably also has drips.
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Apparently you are not painter first there is no reason that you should have drippings you problem is that you tried to do in half hour you should have done it in couple days now if you want do it right you must strip all of old paint and start all over again and this time do it right by put it on THIN COATS perhaps three if you need covering and allow each coat to dry over night even so if paint is fast drying one coat per day otherwise you may get drippings again Have fun from Dido

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