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Old 02-26-2011, 08:31 AM   #1
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Metal french doors

Yesterday, I painted my french doors with the paint with primer. Today, I can scrape it off with my nail. Did I not let it dry enough between coats?


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Old 02-26-2011, 09:02 AM   #2
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You probably hould have gone with a DTM (direct to metal). All of the major paint companies have them. The paint/primer deal seem to be a marketing niche for the big box stores but lack in quality. As far as dry time between coats follow the label directions. Manufacturers are usually pretty conservative in regards to that. Prep is also a key. You should scuff the doors and wipe the dust off with a tack cloth or a thinner rag and allow to dry. This will give the paint a good bond.


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Old 02-26-2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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The paint with primer is a lie. They are marketing that hoping peple are painting already painted surfaces which usually doesn't need a primer anyways.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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If they are metal I would use Sherwin Williams DTM on them. I don't believe paint that claims its paint and primer, as primer serves one function and paint serves another function. Also paint is usually dry to the touch shortly after applied, but it actually needs up to 30 days to actually cure.
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Any regular paint put on a metal door is gonna require some serious dry time. The paint literally lays on the surface and does not soak into the metal like it would on something like drywall. I'm also of the opinion that a good scuff sanding is in order to give something for the paint to "bite" into. Like many others have said, a DTM (direct to metal) paint is made for these types of applications and is a safer bet than Behr's paint and primer in one.
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