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Painting exterior door question

Posted by kidhorn (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 13, 12 at 15:30

I have a new Reliabilt exterior door with 9 lights. I want to paint the door. I noticed the door has some screws holding the glass and glass framing pieces in place and there are some plugs that are supposed to cover the screws up.

I'm wondering if I can remove the screws so I can more easily paint the frame without having to worry about getting paint on the glass and after letting it dry a few days, screw everything back together.

Is this a bad idea?


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RE: Painting exterior door question

That's how it is done.


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RE: Painting exterior door question

Is the glass frame [surround] made of a plastic-like material with a simulated wood grain? if so, it may be mated with the door so as to leave a caulk line when separated. Try maybe prying up a corner to see if it will release easily and then yes, proceed as intended. Be careful though if it will not release easily it might be more trouble than not as the caulk they use is sometimes pretty tenacious stuff.


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