Paint pulling from garage door panels

Old 09-10-15, 06:41 AM
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Paint pulling from garage door panels

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I have been painting the exterior of my home and I decided to include a new color for the garage door. I live here in N.E. Florida. It has been very hot(about 90-93) and the humidity(85-89%) daily. I painted the face of the garage door(standard aluminum double wide) and let that dry for two days and came out great. Now I went to paint in between the panels and let that dry a full day for each panel. I must close the door at night because of bugs and critters(snakes, possums ,rats ,raccoons, and bobcats, etc). I don't have a screen. So upon opening the door in the a.m, I get the paint pulling in different spots, and some area's are fine. Any thoughts on what the issue is and what could be a solution? Here are a few photo's to help:

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Old 09-10-15, 07:50 AM
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Maybe put wax paper in there to keep the wet painted surfaces from coming into contact with each other. They simply need more time to dry than you're allowing them is what it appears to be to me.
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Ya, the paint needs more time to cure before the door is closed tightly. Did you paint the edges early in the AM to give it the most possible time prior to closing? Thin coats will dry quicker than heavy coats.
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Also, how did you prep before painting? Surface needs to be very clean and free of dust or oil or paint won't stick well.
Old 09-10-15, 02:22 PM
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Just a note, your door is probably steel, not aluminum. Not that it matters for this issue.

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