Is Door Slab Still Paintable If Dirty? - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-17-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (orange county)
Posts: 749
Rewards Points: 682

Is door slab still paintable if dirty?

I have an exterior slab that has tree sap and beer mug marks on it from leaving it outside for a couple of weeks.
I'm wondering if it is ruined for painting? The outer surface is like smooth paper, great after it is primed. But if I try to clean it I'm afraid it will fall apart like paper, and if I prime it I don't think the primer will stick to the stained areas.
What do you guys think?



darsunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: La Crosse, Kansas
Posts: 588
Rewards Points: 502

Hi - Don't know about the beer mug marks but I bet the tree sap will bleed through most anything you put over it. Doesn't sound like you have much to loose here anyway so I would try cleaning it with 409 or similar, get as much tree sap off as possible. Scrape, sand, alcohol, whatever it takes, just don't completely soak it with whatever you clean it with, wet a rag/towel and clean as best you can. Lightly sand the rough spots and prime with shellac. Good Luck


John Schaben

"Where all think alike, no one is thinking very much"
jschaben is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick & Dirty Trim Salvage: Spackle to fill Old Chipped Paint? Lovegasoline Painting 13 09-01-2013 12:53 AM
Is a door slab still paintable if the surface is dirty? darsunt Building & Construction 4 12-19-2010 05:26 AM
Dirty bowl. Very dirty. jujujulia Plumbing 1 07-10-2010 10:00 AM
Painting dirty walls SimpleJack Painting 27 02-20-2010 07:51 AM
Is there such a thing as a dirty heat exchanger? suthrnreject HVAC 8 01-19-2009 08:23 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1