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JeremyB 01-11-2010 12:43 PM

paint problem
Hi guys

Me and the girlfriend have painted the trim and doors in our hallway because we didnt like the look of the wood. I used killz primer first on the wood then painted with a latex paint. But the problme I noticed is that when you close the door in the hallway some of the paint scrapes off? is there something that I can apply to the edges of the door to stop it sticking and peeling the paint off? or is this something that I have to live with because the door rubs againt the frame?

thanks for any advice


Nestor_Kelebay 01-11-2010 03:57 PM


The problem is that the door is rubbing against the door frame, and latex paint is a soft paint that's more prone to wearing off than an oil based paint would be. An oil based paint would have rubbed off a bit on the frame as well, but being much harder there would be less oil based paint rubbing off.

mikeds 01-11-2010 09:24 PM

Yeah oil paints still have it over on latex paints for high traffic (and high friction) areas; however you'll definitely want to take care of that door first before you try any refinishing

bobtheblindguy 02-03-2010 04:10 PM

When you applied paint to the edges you increased the width and lenght by the thickness of the paint. Sounds like the door and door opening have a tight fit in the first place. I don't know if there is anything you can do. Maybe try sanding some of the high spots a little but don't take down to bare wood.

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