metal exterior door paint bleeding?!

ashleyreeOctober 29, 2011

Hiya. I've moved into a "renovated" 1921 house. I tried to wipe away dust and grime off the newly painted (2 months ago) exterior metal door, and when I rinsed the damp sponge, the wash water turned raspberry from paint that had bled into the sponge. Now the spot where I "spot cleaned" (ahem) is a bit lighter than the rest of the door. What the heck did the painter use on my door?

I want to repaint it with a new color and heavy duty glossy finish. I've no idea what the original paint is. Can I just paint over the existing paint, or prime and paint, or should I strip it down to the metal then prime and paint?

BTW, I also want to repaint the vinyl window wrapping to match. Not sure what problems I might run into there too.

Thanks for your help. For what it's worth I got some info from an old Gardenweb post (see link below).

Here is a link that might be useful: Any experts? Painting metal front door

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brickeyee

What was on the sponge besides water?

It is most likely as latex paint on metal, and most of those rarely bond very well.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 11:36AM
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cas66ragtop

It IS Halloween........what is so surprising about a bleeding door from a 1921 house?

Brick could be onto something.....was that sponge used for other clean-up duties that could have involved harsh chemicals?

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 4:14PM
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