Entry door sealer over paint

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Old 03-30-09, 02:11 PM
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Entry door sealer over paint

I am going to repaint my entry door exterior as it has weathered and faded over a number of years. The door faces south, and is recessed considerably so that it does not get much direct sunlight. Is water based polyureathane the appropriate sealer to cover the paint? How many coats?
 
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Old 03-30-09, 02:19 PM
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Why exactly would you want to put anything over the paint? It will just complicate the process, cost more, and probably not give any real benefit. A good quality exterior paint will do what its supposed to, and be easier to repaint when required.
 
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Old 03-30-09, 04:54 PM
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I agree, don't use poly over paint. Sand and clean the door and then apply 1-2 coats of a quality exterior paint. Do you know if the current paint is oil base? or latex?

As far as I know there aren't any waterbased polys that are formulated for exterior use.
 
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Old 03-31-09, 08:08 AM
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Thanks to you both. I was already suspicious of the idea of the poly as I am pretty sure the current paint doesn't have a coat. I will be using an Acrylic House and Trim paint by Coronado that was mixed by our local paint company to match the original door color. This is also what is currently on the door. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 
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