How to re-paint and why did this happen to my door?

On my garage door the paint is peeling? Not on the garage side but the inside my foyer side right by the upper half where the lock is located. It’s such an eye sore because that’s where all our company enter’s the house. I know it looks dirty from people opening and shutting but with the peeling I’m afraid to clean it might get worst. Pat
q how to re paint and why did this happen to my door
q how to re paint and why did this happen to my door
  9 answers
  • Pg Pg on Nov 08, 2017
    I cannot tell for certain, but it looks like it may be a metal door that has had paint applied that is not for metal. If so, sand off what is peeling, and apply a primer like Kilz (one for metal). Then repaint with a paint for metal. That should work.
    • Pat Satran Pat Satran on Nov 08, 2017
      Thank you I do believe it’s metal. Figures this builder also put the wrong ceiling paint above the club house pool, now has to be repainted due to the steam.
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Nov 08, 2017
    Yes, it was painted with the wrong paint - do what Pg said to do.
  • Candy Walsh Candy Walsh on Nov 08, 2017
    Did you clean and dry the door really well before painting? What kind of paint did you use?
  • Allison Newby Allison Newby on Nov 08, 2017
    Did you sand it before it was painted? Because if the door was not primed the paint won't stick and can peel off. Also it could be from condensation and dew inside the garage. Might need to ventilate it better like open it up a foot to air out . I'd get someone to sand the part that's peeling and use primer and paint it again. Sorry I don't sound very helpful but I'm trying. Good luck. I'd try and do this before it gets too cold bc paint takes forever to dry when the weather is freezing it's pointless. Lol. Try and get help to finish it by the holidays. If I lived near I would come help you do this. It'd be fun. Good luck!
  • Lyn Peterson Marshall Lyn Peterson Marshall on Nov 08, 2017
    I am going to presume that maybe the person asking the question is not the one who painted the door initially. So that being said. I would said the door to get the old paint off, see, what the door is underneath the paint, then clean it, prime it with primer made for the type of door it is (wood, composite, metal, ) and them paint it using he paint appropriate for the material the door is made of.

  • Amanda Amanda on Nov 08, 2017
    Hi Pat. It looks like the paint didn't adhere in that area. It is the most touched part of the door. The while door should've been cleaned well, especially that area before painting. You can try to chip away the peeling paint, clean well, and repaint that area. I would also use a good primer before putting the paint on.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 08, 2017
    Perhaps it did't have the right #surface primer applied before painting.
  • Allison Newby Allison Newby on Nov 14, 2017
    Just sand it down , use a primer, and repaint the door. I live in SC too!!! How far is fort Mill from North Augusta? ;) Lol. But yeah I'm still curious. Googling it now!
    • Pat Satran Pat Satran on Dec 08, 2017
      Thanks Allison we are about 30 minutes from Charlotte. We didn’t paint the door originally builder’s model home. Will do what you and other said sand clean prime and re-paint with the correct metal door pain. Have a great Christmas in North Augusta 🎄
  • Allison Newby Allison Newby on Dec 08, 2017
    Daw, that's so sweet I didn't expect a reply . Good luck with your door!!!! It's gonna turn out great!  I know it! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!
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