I have a steel Benchmark Door that I just installed. I thought it was a
nice door. However, painting it blows. I used Behr Exterior Latex paint
on it and it just peels like a bastard. The door is defective and the
primer used on this door doesn't take in the paint. I painted a Stanley
door with the same paint and it's just awsome. Here's my question.
Would I be able to get only a Stanley Steel 36" door and hang it on the
existing hinges from the Benchmark Door? Will they line up?
Sounds like you didnt properly prep the door first. Steel doors should be
cleaned with solvent or a detergent, dried completely, then lightly sanded
all over, and wiped dust free.. Then a coat of exterior primer, such as
bullseye or Kilz rated for exterior. Once that is done, an exterior enamel,
of whatever texture or gloss you choose, should be applied. I would use
alkyd over acrylic/latex based, on metal. Regular exterior house paint does
best on porous surfaces, such as wood, or over extremly well- prepped
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