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Old 12-17-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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Is a door slab still paintable if the surface is dirty?


I have an exterior door slab that has some stains and ring marks. They may have come from tree sap and beer glasses (I left the slab outside for a few weeks).
My question is, is the surface still paintable? The surface is that paper-like substance, I assume it is designed to absorb primer and provide a good painting surface. But if it is stained is it impossible to paint it properly? I don't know if I can clean it, because the surface is like paper and I would think scrubbing it might cause it to disintegrate, and certainly would cause it to become very rough.

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Old 12-18-2010, 02:48 AM   #2
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not an exterior door if 'paper-like substance' for a paintable surface

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Is a door slab still paintable if the surface is dirty?


Where did you get an exterior door with paper adhered to it? Is this a protective coating that needs to be removed?
I've never seen this product. Post a picture and supply more details as to this doors origins.
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I replaced several doors. both interior and exterior with these slabs from Lowes and home depo. The edges of the slabs are wood, the flat fronts and back are green and paper like. At least they seem like hard paper to me.
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then that's where to start - go back & ask them - would be helpful if you have your receipts OR you might just read the labels on the bins where you got them.
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