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Old 04-24-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Peeling coating on exterior door

Soon after I moved into my house the protective coating on my front door starting peeling (see attached photo), but the vinyl woodgrain coating seems intact. It's a steel door (not sure of the brand), about 5 years old. The sides and the interior side seem just fine. My question is can I just sand the coating off, prime and paint it since the vinyl itself looks ok? Has anyone else had this problem?

I thought I'd ask before I spent my weekend trying something that wasn't going to work...

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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Are you 100% sure it's a metal door, if so I've never seen a metal door with any kind of coating on it like that.
Looks more like someone tryed to use poly on it. Which would never work out.
Is this door in direct sun, if so it really needs to be painted a light color or it will ruin the door.


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Old 04-24-2012, 08:52 PM   #3
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They do make textured steel but most textured doors are fiberglass.

Sand it down and re-paint/stain.
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Re: Peeling coating on exterior door

I realize this is an older post but I was hoping you could let me know how you made out. I have the same finish on my steel door and it is doing the same thing. How did you remove the peeling topcoat and what did you use to replace it? Has it held up?
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