Stop front door paint blistering?


I have a glass screen door that creates too much heat, causing the paint on the front door to blister. Any suggestions?

  6 answers
  • Suelane Suelane on Jul 26, 2018
    HI Peggy,
    Does the door have a screen that is moveable? Perhaps having some air flow will reduce the amount of heat that accumulates in there. Also, what type of front door do you have? Metal? Wood? And what kind of paint had you painted the door? The paint store/big box store should be able to make paint suggestions, perhaps the paint itself is also failing????

    Good luck!

  • Gk Gk on Jul 26, 2018
    Peggy, I am not sure where you live and what direction your front door faces but one suggestion is if you have a window on the glass screen door that moves up and down to expose the screen--leave it open in the summer so the heat can escape. If you are worried about security--don't--that little screen door latch won't stop anyone from getting in if they wanted to. If you have a painted front door--part of the problem might be the paint you are using. You might have to check into a paint made specifically for entry doors that can handle the sun and heat. You might also consider an awning over your entry to block some of the sun. Good Luck!

    • Peggy Peggy on Jul 26, 2018
      I do expose the screen but it still gets too hot. There are even spots on the front door that look like it could have started on fire. The door faces south.

  • Ili Ili on Jul 26, 2018
    Is it possible to add a hanging bamboo/jute cover to both or just the glass screen door??? JMO

  • 16999903 16999903 on Jul 27, 2018

    You may have to strip the door down to the wood. My guess is that acrylic paint was used on the exterior door. Oil paint will not blister.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 27, 2018

    There are frosted look glass covere that you cut to fit your window...roommates is one ..if you cover the glass the door should not get as hot.

  • Nancy Moody Nancy Moody on Jul 27, 2018

    Sherwin Williams has a paint specific to entry doors. Dries in one hour! Heck it out on internet.