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...
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
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
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