I just painted front door, and it is all blotchy, how can i fix it?

by Nikki

I just painted my front door with rustoleum door paint in black satin, and it is dry to the touch and has noticeable shiny spots all over it. Can I maybe apply a satin poly to even it out?

  6 answers
  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 27, 2018

    how many coats of paint have you applied? and did you use a primer?

    • Nikki Nikki on Jul 27, 2018

      I did not use a primer but I sanded it down and washed it good and did 2 coats. I noticed it after the first coat was dry to the roach, so I think I didn’t stir the paint good enough. Now I’m worried that I’ll have to redo the entire door, unless there is an easy fix?

  • Emily Emily on Jul 27, 2018

    Did you scrub, sand, prime the door before applying the rustoleum paint?

  • William William on Jul 27, 2018

    Wood door?

    • Nikki Nikki on Jul 27, 2018

      Yes it’s a wood door, it was previously painted white. I believe it was oil based paint before because I did the test with denatured alcohol. But I think it was me not stirring the paint good enough prior to the first coat.

  • Buttermilk Buttermilk on Jul 27, 2018

    I can help......i am the worst painter in the world! For real....cannot even paint even....but for some reason i can spray paint even.....anyway to solve your problem.....take the same spray paint you are using.......spray alot into something that you put a roller on. I have use a piece of alumium foil....laying it out flat.....spray alot on there and doing this fast.....just enough to cover the paint roller....get a cheap one so you can throw it away. Or get one you can wash the paint out anyway....the smaller the better in size.....dip the roller for those touch ups to even the paint out. Hope this helps and good luck! Then if you do this again.....i always roll the paint on. And i always have used the spray in the rustoleum. Guess because the quarts never have my color...really do not know.....Hahaha

  • William William on Jul 27, 2018

    It's possible not mixing the paint prior and during painting can cause it. Thicker and thin areas of pain can cause shiny and dull spots when it dries. Primer would have helped. I think if you use satin poly it will even it out. I would first wipe the door down with mineral spirits before putting on the poly. It may even solve the splitchiness.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 27, 2018

    I would try the poly first it may take care of it.