Front Door

Old 11-26-06, 06:11 AM
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Front Door

I have a wood front door. A few years ago I had it dipped to remove all the old paint. Since then one section of the door will not hold paint. I have primed with oil base and water based primer and alcohol primer nothing has worked. After few months the paint peals off. I've been told to neutralize the area.
What is the best way to do this? Thank you in advance
Old 11-26-06, 08:29 AM
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What to use to neutralize the surface would depend upon what is to be neutralized. One must neutralize the residue of stripper once the process is complete. Otherwise, it would be difficult to know what to use to neutralize not knowing what need to be neutralized.

It seems that the wood is contaminated. One step to try is to wipe the affected area with a cloth dampened in lacquer thinner. As soon as it has dried, coat the area with Zinsser Bin. This is an alcohol primer. It normally bonds to almost anything. The lacquer thinner normally will remove most contaminants at the surface for long enough to quickly apply a shellac, which dries quickly in turn.

Hope this helps.

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