How do we keep the paint from peeling off our front door ?

We bought a beautiful front door for our home about 4 years ago. The only problem is it gets direct sun light in the afternoon and the paint keep peeling off. It is a high quality door which we paid over $3000 for. I don’t want to replace it because we love it. Please help!

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  • DebM DebM on Feb 24, 2018
    It sounds like the type of paint used wasn't the appropriate kind or it was painted improperly. Remove the door from the hinges, remove all hardware, strip or sand all old paint off. Wipe it down with mineral spirits or alcohol. Prime with killz. Paint thin coats with a rustoleum product for the material and color you want.
    • Shi15445390 Shi15445390 on Feb 25, 2018
      It not a wood door. I wanted wood but the salesman talked me out of it saying it wouldn’t hold up due to the heat from the afternoon sun. well neither is this one! I think wood would have been better...
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 24, 2018
    what is the door made of?What paint was used?
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Feb 24, 2018
    Strip the paint off, and buy paint sealer, then buy an outdoor paint. The best thing to do is buy a new door, they come with lifetime guarantees in many different colors.
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Feb 24, 2018
    Hi Shirley,
    If this is a new door, check your warranty. If it's the original finish it may be covered. The other questions is did it come this way or did someone paint it? If someone painted then they others are right, strip it, prime and paint it. But first call the manufacturer or the place where you bought it to help you figure out the best paint for your situation. Wishing you the best.
  • Eliza Spear Eliza Spear on Feb 25, 2018
    After checking out the other ideas here, yes sanding and riming would be good. You might want to try engine block paint or bbq paint as it is made to withstand high heat. No doubt your door gets pretty hot in the direct sunlight on an afternoon.

  • Laurie Licuanan Laurie Licuanan on Feb 25, 2018
    Eliza great answer! BBQ / engine paint
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Aug 14, 2021

    Hi there, it may be better to stain your door rather than painting it. The stain pulls into the wood and recolors it from the inside.