When painting an exterior door with latex, I always paint in
the morning to give maximum time for it to dry before
closing and locking the door at night. Inevitably, some
paint will still stick to the jamb, lifting a bit of paint
when it is opened in the morning. Is there a simple
solution, other than not locking the door shut? i.e. is
there something I can use as a barrier that won't discolor
the paint and will prevent sticking?
that might work, Tom. one time I put silicone on the
w/strip (rubbber or vinyl) but the paint softened up where
the silicone came in contact with it. I bet wax WOULD work.
I'll give Vic's idea a try --waxed PAPER. thanks for
We painted the door before leaving town, could not leave it unlocked.
We shut it and locked it up. Several weeks later, it was finally time
to open it up. A 21 oz. rubber-faced hammer tapped around the
perimeter broke it loose from the bronze weatherstrip with minimal
damage to the paint.
The waxed paper worked like a charm! This morning the door
opened without that dreaded "stuck" feeling which has always
translated to a lot of paint having been lifted from the
edges. Thanks again to all those who provided a great
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