Bd-what are you painting?
I have a home maintenance question. (My husband is good at making pickerel rigs, fixing his boat, gutting and skinning deer, vaccuuming, and cooking breakfast -among other things
- but he is not the best Mr. Fix-it.
So I do most of that.)
I have a steel front/exterior door with an oval glass insert....about 4 years ago I decided to paint it- I used exterior latex (likely was my first mistake
). The other mistake was I chose the wrong colour, it was supposed to be wine but was too purply wine instead of a nice red-purple wine.
Anyway, it was fine for a couple of years then last year some started to peel- since I hated the colour anyway, I picked another colour and went to repaint...well, that was too orangey-red
- but it was okay- but now I see it has started to peel AGAIN....what is the matter? I sanded, washed and primed in between??
So now my conunundrum is- do I try to repaint it one more time and this time be more careful to prep and clean properly- and do oil based primer and paint this time?
Or do I just break down and buy an entire new door...I priced them out and I can buy one that will look quite nice with my house for about $430 plus the cost of a new doorknob....