I am tired of staining and Varathaning the front doors on my house every couple of years. Doors face east and get full sun most of the morning. I want to strip them and paint with a good quality exterior paint and hopefully not have to repeat the process for several years. I can wire brush off most of the Varathane and get to reasonably bare wood. Is this practical? Do I need to prime and what would be a good paint to use? Will the previous stain cause problems?
Sand, clean, prime with an oil based stain blocking primer, lightly sand smooth, clean, apply exterior finish coats (2) all from a real paint store,( no big box crap) done. Should last 7 years or better