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Old 03-27-2010, 09:31 AM   #1
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wrapped wood-grain coating peeling off steel door


My house is almost 20 years old, and I bought it about five years ago. The exterior steel door has a wood-grain-style coating that I assume was applied at the factory, and it wraps around the front and back of the door. I'm not sure who the door vendor is.

Anyway ... this wood-grain coating is peeling off. Do I have any good options for repairing the door by removing the coating and painting the door? Or do I need to replace the door? I'm trying to be frugal but not at the expense of a crummy-looking door.

I'm attaching a couple photos: one shows the peeling coating while the other shows the top off the door where you can see the edges of these wood-grain coatings wrapping around the top of the door.

Lastly, I'm pretty new to home improvement projects. I apologize up front if I'm asking dumb questions!
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I see no reason why you cannot do as you propose. Peel it all off and prime/paint as normal.

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If its the front door I'd replace it.....1st thing people see
If it all peels off easily you could repaint
But I think you might end up with parts that will not come off easily

Other option if you know door Mfg call them & see what they say
Not sure what their warranties are like
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