Stripping Paint From 6 Panel Door


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Old 08-17-09, 10:05 PM
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Stripping Paint From 6 Panel Door

I recently shot a 6-panel interior door with a sprayer, and over-thinned the dried paint causing it to fairly easily scrape off with a fingernail. I decided to strip off the bad coat and start over. The problem I have now is that I used a stripping product and the door is now a complete gooey mess. It's sticky to the touch and covered in gummed-up half peeled paint.

Does anyone know of a (semi) quick fix to strip this thing down to the bone?

I could buy a new door, but would rather salvage this if I can.

Thanks very much for any advice!
 
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Old 08-18-09, 04:48 AM
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What type of paint did you use? oil base? latex? or waterborne?

Is this a wooden door or masonite?
 
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Old 08-18-09, 09:14 AM
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Try pulling off the paint with duct tape or masking tape. Rub strips of tape down on the door, then pull it off. Get off as much as you can that way first. Then you can use a remover to get the spots that don't pull off.
 
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Old 08-19-09, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by marksr View Post
What type of paint did you use? oil base? latex? or waterborne?

Is this a wooden door or masonite?
Paint is masonite, door is latex (or visa versa )
 
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Old 08-20-09, 03:37 AM
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I think you will be better off replacing the door, they aren't very expensive. I've never known of anyone trying to strip a masonite door and suspect the stripper may have had a negative effect on the masonite.

What type of sprayer did you use to shoot the latex?
 
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Old 08-26-09, 06:41 AM
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wagner paint crew plus.

also it seems like the gunky residue from the stripper is drying up after a coupl weeks of 100 degree temp in my garage, so I'm going to let it fully dry and try scraping and sanding. If it doesn't pan out then a new door it is. lesson learned.
 
 

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