I need to paint my exterior doors, and one thing has bugged me, so I
thought I'd ask here.
I'm a novice painter. Is there an old painter's trick for painting an
exterior door and being able to close it a short time later without any
worry about sticking to such things as the weather strips?
There is a product called Japan Dryer which is an oil based paint
You could also put a very thin layer of vegetable oil on your
weatherstripping. It won't deteriorate the weatherstripping like a petroleum
"John Barrington" <"jbarrington at comcast dot net"> wrote in message
That might be tried and true, but nothing touches a new paint job here
:o) Paint when the weather is forecast to be warm and dry, then leave
the door ajar until it is set. That is what vacations are for :o)
It's almost time to paint our exterior doors, done 7 yrs. ago. I would
be inclined to take off the old weather stripping and put in new when we
are finished. Oil the hinges when all done.
We just remove the weatherstripping. The latch will hold the
door off of the frame. If it doesn't, a nail in the frame
will. When dry, replace the weatherstripping.
I have found that even when the paint appears dry to the
touch, prolonged contact will still cause sticking and
therefore peeling of the paint.
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