How do I keep from getting blisters/bubbles when I repaint my front do


I had my house painted last year, everything turned out right except for the front door. It looked great for a day then all the sudden it started getting all these blisters on it. They came and redid it, and it happened again. I called them back but they never responded, so I’m stuck with this bubble/blistered door. I live near Tampa Florida and it has been very hot. I am going to have to do it myself and am waiting for cooler weather. Obviously, the painters didn’t know how to do it, so how can I keep it from blistering again?

q how do i keep from getting blisters bubbles when i repaint my front do
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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 22, 2018

    Hi Janice,

    See if this a help to you

  • Ann Ann on Sep 22, 2018

    don't think Janice is worried about mice-get your painting contractor back and find out what he did-and didn't do-must not have primed the door and looks like he stuck you with bad paint too

    • Janice Janice on Oct 02, 2018

      The painter came out and redid the door right after they finished painting the house. What bothered me is he did the same thing and painted it all in one day. The next day it looked the same. I called and texted him again and he would not answer me. So i am stuck doing it.

  • William William on Sep 22, 2018

    Is the door wood or steel?

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Sep 30, 2018

    I would also let the painters know that this is how your door looks after a year. If they are a legitimate business, they will want to go back to your house and fix it. Also, craft stores carry paint that is specifically made for front doors, so you can always try that.

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Sep 30, 2018

    They used the wrong type paint! You'll need to remove the paint completely and use the right type . Is the door wood or metal?

  • Jan Marie Jan Marie on Sep 30, 2018

    Does your door face south or west? Sometimes metal doors that face south or west and get direct sunlight all day get so hot that they bubble the paint. The red paint will need to all be removed before it can be repainted. Try a lighter color but I love that red.

    • Janice Janice on Oct 02, 2018

      Thanks Jan, I am waiting for some cooler weather and redo it myself. Before they painted it, we had no problem with the previous paint that was on the door.

  • Zbo34138314 Zbo34138314 on Sep 30, 2018

    Looks like it was wet when painted. But the Gal above may be right too. You will need to strip it with paint stripper. Start fresh. Make sure it is Dry. Prime first. Then spray paint. Follow all directions. Take door off hinges for all this. Or brush paint on with your color. But first I would call the painter and complain. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Don't let them off the hook. This is Unacceptable!

  • Karen Brunck Karen Brunck on Oct 01, 2018

    It looks as if it was painted with an acrylic paint over an oil based primer or paint. Unfortunately the door will need to be stripped down and redone. Make sure the primer and paint are compatible. Hopefully the painters will at least reimburse you.

    • Janice Janice on Oct 02, 2018

      I think you are right. I am waiting for cooler weather to repaint myself. Thanks

  • William William on Oct 02, 2018

    You need to use DTM, Direct to Metal paint. Behr and Sherwin Williams make it. You will need to strip the bad paint job. Sand smooth, prime with Kilz primer then your color.

  • Ann Ann on Oct 02, 2018

    someone wrote that this was a year old? if so, guess you will have to do it-however, if he just did the work-I would think he would be responsible-call him every hour and tell him Better Business Bureau will be contacted-stick up for yourself don't let him get away with shoddy work

  • Chris Gignac Chris Gignac on Oct 02, 2018

    I feel for you, that is absolutely terrible. I might suggest. Call a true professional painting company. My guess is they'll have to take the door off and bring it back to their shop.

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