The previous owners have at least three coats of paint on my front door. From the elements, the paint has hair line cracks in it. Can a professional painter sand and repaint, or paint over it? I know you cannot tell me without probably seeing the door. I hate to get a new door as it is in great shape otherwise.
Also, the door handle and dead bolt is corroded from the elements. Does anyone have a Baldwin lockset and if so, is it really guaranteed to last as advertised?
If I get a new handle and deadbolt, will it fit the old holes, or is it best to let a locksmith order the set and install it?
Finally, should I get the new lockset installed first? My thinking is if I need to have the painter patch an old hole, I would want to paint after the lockset is installed.
Sorry for all of the questions, but I am really confused as how to tackle this project.