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  1. #1
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    Default Painting

    Painted my front door & jam. hw can I get the door from sticking
    Its been over a month.

  2. #2
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    You need to find out exactly where it is sticking. There wasn't enough room between the door and the jamb for the paint. This is a common problem when painting doors and windows. I think you need to remove the door and plane the edge that is sticking. Then you can repaint. The section that is sticking should have a rubbed off area. If you don't have a plane you could also use a sander.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Painting

    Do you mean the paint hasn't dried?

    What kind of paint did you use, and on what type of door (metal, wood)?

    Did you use oil base on metal?

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    Default Re: Painting

    Trent,

    If you used a latex or acrylic paint on your door and that painted surface makes contact with the weatherstripping, you are experiencing one of the down sides of acrylic paints - they never dry hard, retaining a "gummy" feel which gets worse in humid weather. If this is the case, there is not a whole lot you can do. If it is a light color, you might try a little talc powder where it makes contact.

    It is because of this gummy quality that I do not use latex paints of fine woodwork or furniture.

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