You’ll also want to remove the weather-stripping around the door frame before you close the door for the first time. Two companies that I know of make this item with an optional silicone bulb. I don’t understand the chemistry of it but it’s real. Thanks again! This entry was posted on Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 2:35 pm and is filed under Repairs. Does the above apply to rubber weather strip or just vinyl? It doesn’t make any difference how long the paint dries, the vinyl bulb interacts with the latex paint (especially during warm weather), sticks to it and peels off the paint that it touches. 1) If I want to replace the brass jamb-up weatherstripping kit with a silver-colored jamb-up weatherstripping kit, do you have any helpful hints? Continue lightly sanding the rest of the door, just enough to remove any gloss and help the new coat of paint adhere better. Best of luck with project! The door will have to be painted one side at a time, but both the jamb and the edges of the door will dry quicker once the door is removed. RC/DG, RC/DG: user-457547 | Posted in General Discussion on October 1, 2003 04:46am I posted this question a while ago without response. I had to re-apply silicone spray every couple of weeks to keep the door from sticking to the weatherstripping. It seems you let that happen. Learn how to successfully paint aluminum siding. Sand the door top or edges, depending on where it is sticking. Vinyl weatherstripping sticks to painted door Showing 1-21 of 21 messages. I would just try to sand it down first. What do you do now? Weatherstripping is certainly not glamorous like fancy doors or hardware but it’s a very important part of a quality door installation. I don’t talk about pricing on anything because it varies in different areas. There is a very good chance you will need to buy new weatherstripping unless you can carefully remove all paint from the stripping without harming it. This will allow the true cure time to your paint, and it wont stick. Subscribe to the FREE Ask the Builder newsletter to receive professional advice for your home. The two manufacturers are: 6. It doesn’t have anything to do with letting the paint dry for a certain amount of time (Even a month). Newly painted surfaces sticking together. Here are a few kits that I like the look of: I like this one because the silicone bulb looks silver colored- that’s a nice touch: http://www.niagaraconservation.com/Door%20Sweeps,%20Aluminum%20Door%20Weatherstripping%20Replacement%20&%20Vinyl%20Door%20Sweeps?object=5253, I don’t like how this one looks as much- but it mentions a feature called a “back seal” which apparently does away with the need for caulking? While awaiting your answer, I called MD’s Customer Service line. This stripping will hold up well for hundreds of years. Forum discussion: The paint on my garage door is sticking to the painted vinyl flashing around it causing the door to "e;jump"e; as it is comes unstuck. Set the door back into the frame and replace the hinge bolts. Another solution for a concealed product that works well is a stick on silicone v product that installs inside the part of the jamb where the door is located. How to fix: When the latch is missing the strike plate, it’s probable that the parts on the door or the jamb have loosened, causing it to come out of alignment. The finish code goes where the underscore is. If you’re troubleshooting hasn’t resolved the problem of a sticking sliding patio door, contact a patio door expert and have them take a look. If it’s screwed into the frame, use a drill or screwdriver to take out the screws, then lift off the stripping. Well, you found a couple of sources that I did not know about….Thanks for sharing! Columbia Aluminum Products part # is 320S and Pemko Manufacturing part # is 297S, 2- It seems like the newer style of weatherstripping is called “kerf” style. I use all Columbia products in my work and have never had a problem with sticking. Favourite answer. or an Ace or True Value Hardware. It might cost about $50 but it has always solved the problem for me for the 12 or 13 years that I have been using it. It doesn’t make any difference how long the paint dries, the vinyl bulb interacts with the latex paint (especially during warm weather), sticks to it and peels off the paint that it touches. Both would probably serve you well. Thank you for your inquiry. I would suggest treating yourself to a set of the silicone bulb weatherstripping that I describe above. It is called jamb-up, jamb applied or stop applied weatherstrip. POSSIBLE CAUSE Not allowing sufficient time for the coating to dry before closing doors or windows. BTW….I lived in Lynn Ranch from about 1957 to 1962….My parents bought one RC/DG I always advise against using latex paints for surfaces that will be in regular contact with anything. Best of luck, Sir! You should be able to order either Pemko system or possibly the Columbia product from a quality hardware store or lumber yard. If the door is newer, you should have no problems finding replacement weatherstripping. Please repost and we can bat it around a little more. Another approach might be to check with an established overhead door company in your area and see if they will sell you a quality product for you to install. Also, remove the weather-stripping around the door prior to painting it. This can be a real problem for exterior doors with weather stripping; after all, most of us are not so secure that we would leave our front doors open for three or four days and nights. Preventing new paint from sticking to weather-stripping discussion in the Tool Talk forum at Yesterday's Tractors. You should be able to special order the Pemko product through a local full service door shop You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Thread starter WinniWoman; Start date May 3, 2015; WinniWoman TUG Review Crew: Veteran. Keep the door open for as long as it takes to allow every little nick and corner to become completely dry. You should be able to order this fairly easily at the quality hardware store that I alluded to earlier. There could be structural issues that are causing the problem. On most doors You can pull the seals out. The question was about doors or wood. Hi Marcia, I’ll keep trying to find the Pemko 297_S or Columbia 320_S, which sounds like the safest bet. Hi Dan, I’m doing it because all of the hardware (knobs, locks, and other decorative elements) in our building has been changed to the now-more-popular silver/brushed chrome/nickel look and the weatherstripping around my door is brass-colored. The vast majority of weatherstripping materials for newer doors have a small fin that fits into a small groove in the door jamb. Doors, Skylights and Windows - Newly painted door sticking on weatherstripping - I repainted my side door and put new weatherstripping up last week. This could be paint from years before I owned my home, or could be from the two times I've had my house painted since I've owned it. Photo by oskay.. Doors can start sticking for various reasons, and it’s always a hassle. Joined Jul 16, 2010 Messages 10,380 Reaction score 6,438 Points 749 Location The Weirs, New Hampshire Resorts Owned Smugglers Notch Resort Innseason Pollard Brook May 3, 2015 #1 Just paid a lot of money to have some painting … It’s this vinyl bulb that causes the sticking. The interlocking metal system that you mentioned requires special tools to install and is pretty unforgiving as the building settles and shifts. The paint sticks to itself or to the weather stripping when a window or door is opened and usually leaves bare patches of substrate. The weather strip that we are talking about was used before they invented the kerf weatherstrip described above. Powder your doors. Thanks. It seals against the door jamb as it is screwed into place. 07-11-2001, 04:19 PM. [I have read elsewhere on your site that I should get a silicone bulb instead of a vinyl one to prevent the paint-peeling that happens with vinyl, so I’m glad for that tip.). A door that sticks is one of those house fix-it problems that you know is simple to repair, but somehow you never quite get around to doing it. Weatherstripping sticks to freshly painted doors. Best of luck with fixing that really annoying problem! This is why your door continues to stick. Forum discussion: The paint on my garage door is sticking to the painted vinyl flashing around it causing the door to "e;jump"e; as it is comes unstuck. The paint sticks to itself or to the weather stripping when a window or door is opened and usually leaves bare patches of substrate. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. A local Ace or Tru value hardware store or a lumber yard or door shop should be able to order the Pemko product for you . The next day I … Plus, I like to support small business anyway! Perhaps you could return that MD stuff for credit and have them order one of these two. Do you think I installed it too tight? Put screws in every other hole and check your work by opening and closing the door. You peel of the backing paper and attach it to door jamb near the stop. Also, remove the weather-stripping around the door prior to painting it. I have been using this product for several years with excellent results. Answer Save. Door weatherstripping can stick to freshly painted doors. Thanks for contacting me and I hope that helps a bit! The silicone bulb is very important for this type of application because it does not stick to latex paint which is what almost all painters use now. 1 decade ago. Would it be practical/impractical/possible to try to switch to that style? Then apply a thin coat of Vaseline on the edge of the door and the weather stripping. The vinyl bulb on standard inexpensive weatherstripping does not usually stick to oil base products. DEAR TIM: We repainted our front door last year and I guess we didn't allow for full drying. You just need to either repaint the door or possibly touch it up if that is acceptable. Because it really does feel like it’s sealed shut. It’s some type of interaction between the latex and vinyl. Candle wax does not attract and hold dirt and grime like vaseline would. Every time the door opened, the paint "puzzle pieces" made a "sticking" sound as they released. A quick tutorial on the materials and techniques for weatherstripping doors quick, cheap and dirty using peel-and-stick gaskets. The paint actually will take longer to dry than you think. While a too tight installation certainly contributes to this problem I think in your case that the bulb itself is defective or just an inferior product. Damp paint sticks to the rubber seal. Also, remove the weatherstripping around the … The purpose of weather stripping is to block drafts from the outdoors. RC/DG, Thanks, I will let you know how it turns out. I use the Columbia product but they are not quite as well known as the Pemko company. Powdering Exterior Doors to Prevent Sticking. Check the door fit overall. With an exterior door, either remove the weather stripping or cover it with painter's tape so the paint won't stick. Exterior Door Weatherstripping Sticks to Doors. George, I look forward to the great results! Let us know what happens. One problem is that exterior doors painted with latex paints are notorious for sticking to their weatherstripping. That's why I suggested the baby oil for the BACK SIDE of the rubber seals, the part that actually touches the doors when they go up and down. You should be able to special order one or the other from a quality local hardware store or lumber yard near you…Probably not a big box store. of the first houses in the development….It was wide open spaces then! Even though they are dry they still stick to the seals and it is very hard to open them. If it is, you can replace the bulb. I know that acrylic paint takes some time to cure. Painting a smooth door gives paint better contact. If you are certain that the door is finished with oil base urethane I am not sure what is causing the problem. Even if you wait 24 hours and if the paint feels dry to the touch; that isn’t enough time. Good luck. I read your advice on weather strip that sticks to and pulls latex paint off a door. Sign up to my newsletter to receive expert advice for your home! Use a coarse grit, followed by a fine-grit sandpaper to sand away the paint. My article and comments below only apply to weatherstrip on pedestrian doors….Swinging doors that you walk through. The back seal is a part of the bulb that extends around behind the aluminum part of the weatherstrip. A door draft stopper also keeps out dust and insects. To be safe, wait at least two days before closing an interior door. Remove the door again and either continue sanding until the door operates smoothly or, if the problem is fixed, reapply paint… Post Cancel. Anonymous. This was not a very repeatable solution. Reattach the door to test for sticking. The Columbia product is the one that I have used for many years and have had consistent success with. Every time the door opened, the paint "puzzle pieces" made a "sticking" sound as they released. Keep using quarter-inch markings so you do not sand down too much and produce a gap that allows air into the house. And what are the approximate prices of each? The best way to avoid blocking is to avoid latex paints for 1) surfaces that contact each other and 2) surfaces you put things on, such as bookshelves. Seconding this. Preventing new paint from sticking to weather-stripping discussion in the Tool Talk forum at Yesterday's Tractors. Most have oil based primer from the factory. Be sure to use brass nails. It is a good alternative if you do not want to see the weatherstrip screwed to the door stop area. 3 years ago. Thank you for your inquiry. Other buzzwords that I’m coming up with when I search this topic are “conservation technologies” “Q-Lon” and “Interlocking Metal.”. The flap on it pops out and presses against the edge of the door to create a seal. So far, no luck. I’m doing this research for my daughter and son-in-law in Mill Valley, CA, and this may take some time. Guest #4. The garage door tech explained that this results from latex paint, which is partially on the back side of the weather stripping rubber, that gets really tacky in the heat and direct sun. I hope this helps, if your question IS about “people doors” . Check to be sure that you are blocking out the light as you go and before you install all of the screws. This is a smart home project we'll assist you with every step of the way. If you do, back up and spot prime again. Auto body shops just started using water based paint because of environmental reasons, not because oil paint was no good on exterior metal surfaces. RC/DG. Question: Do I have to replace the entire weather stripping, or just the “bulb” ? I adjusted the weather-stripping so that it was just touching the front door. Hot, dry weather accelerates curing and cool, wet weather slows paint curing. But after fixing them, Tom finds that the door still sticks. It’s time to re-do the jamb-up weatherstripping (metal frame with vinyl/silicone bulb) on my front door. If that is the case, I do not have much info to share with you. How To Prevent Freshly Painted Doors From Sticking - Tired of closing and opening a painted door and having all your paint pull off? Would petroleum jelly or a spray lubricant offer any help? If your door or window currently has weather stripping, remove it before you place the new piece down. I always advise against using latex paints for surfaces that will be in regular contact with anything. The best way to avoid blocking is to avoid latex paints for 1) surfaces that contact each other and … To my knowledge MD does not offer a silicon bulb for their weatherstrip, only vinyl. I think this is the case because you say that the bulb itself feels sticky…This is not normal! Knowing this in advance will allow you to plan ahead when installing your exterior door. We respect your email privacy. Seems to happen after it warms up a bit. A balmy day with the sun shining would make it stick. I am having the same problem – except my door is not painted with latex it is covered with oil base polyurethane, the finish is at least 10 years old. Sand away bumps and lumps to allow the paint to dry smoothly, lessening the chances of the freshly painted door sticking to the jamb. Now, even a year later, whenever we open or shut the door it sticks a bit to the weatherstripping. Take a sanding block and just hit the top of the door. Home|About|Products|Services|Portfolio|Tips/News|Contact/Links|Site Map. Step 2 Check for a Loose Hinge Photo by Craig Raine. You can also tape cloth strips to the door too, as something to apply to. You can try to address the stickiness by rubbing some vaseline on the bulb. Getting it to you would be a bit of a pain…. Very common problem with a simple solution. You know that surface prep is extremely important when it comes to applying adhesive for the new parts- it’s a step you It seals very well and does not stick to paint but it can only be used in new construction because the door jambs have to be modified to accept the product. Most of the time in new construction we use a product called kerf style or kerf applied weatherstripping. Looks like the AM company requires a minimum purchase but it would not hurt to call. Here are the part #s: Paint adheres well to drywall. It also does a good job sealing windows that are too irregular or warped for rigid weatherstripping. I did find an online forum that might help: Relevance. Acrylic latex paint is notorious for “blocking” or sticking to almost any surface it is in contact with while it cures. I’ve read your info on why my newly painted front door (latex paint) is peeling. I tell my clients to rub an old candle on both the door and the jamb or weather stripping. Dave Wojtkowski, San Francisco, CA. It would have been installed on exterior doors that were installed before about 1990. Vinyl weatherstripping sticks to painted door : Art: 12/20/99 12:00 AM: I painted our wood front door using a white satin latex paint over a primer. This curing process can take days and sometimes weeks depending upon the type of paint and the weather. When you have had your windows and doors newly painted it seems it doesn’t matter how many hours you leave them open to dry, they always seem to stick. Here is a picture that might help a bit: . I used a sanding block to take down the elevated areas of the paint on the door and jam. Using a belt sander like the 3-inch x 21-inch Dragster™ Belt Sander, sand the surface of the door at each sticking point you have marked. It’s this vinyl bulb that causes the problem. Even if you wait 24 hours and if the paint feels dry to the touch; that isn’t enough time. As long as you get all that old semi-gloss paint off the door first and you have a rough surface to apply the new paint, you should be fine. I washed and degreased the door and weatherstripping as well before applying the spray. Don’t bother with big box store for this one. The door sticks worse than before. « Do your doors swing open or close by themselves? The gentleman went further to explain the interaction (chemical) between the vinyl and the latex paint. It could go a month if the weather was cold. DEAR DAVE: I had this happen to me on one of my jobs years ago and it was a learning experience that I shall never forget. I went to the store, bought a roll of black 1" electrical tape, and put it on the backside of the weather stripping...took about 2 minutes. Was I misled? What about the various options in #2? Why Fiberglass doors are better – Part 1 », http://www.niagaraconservation.com/Door%20Sweeps,%20Aluminum%20Door%20Weatherstripping%20Replacement%20&%20Vinyl%20Door%20Sweeps?object=5253, http://www.amconservationgroup.com/weatherization/weatherstrip/silicone-bulb-weatherstrip/the-wright-stuff-silicone-door-weatherstrip.html, http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192172. TUG Member. Most often used for mood lighting, candles can do double duty keeping stubborn doors and windows from sticking and sliding doors gliding. We’ve got answers that’ll make life easy for you. This is especially true during humid conditions, when it takes longer for paint to cure properly. I purchased what I was told was silicon weather stripping from the local ACE hardware, but the manufacturer is MD Building Products, Oklahoma City (#MD01073). You will be far better off using professional grade products from Pemko or Columbia. It’s this vinyl bulb that causes the sticking. Two companies that sell professional grade weatherseal products are Pemko and Columbia Aluminum Products. If you need to replace the door, If you need to replace the door, this step-by-step guide to replacing a sliding patio door is all you need to make it a DIY project. He recommended a special order of their EPDM Rubber bulb product through Lowe’s or HD. If trim or weather stripping is not secured tightly it could be causing unnecessary friction. After you repaint the areas that were pulled away, and stuck to the weater strip. Remove the door for the final step. I wrote this to you in an email, but you asked me to ask you on your blog. This can be frustrating if you want to open the window or door, so how do you release and unstick them? Let the door … In sympathy with your plight, I too have seen books lightly sticking to latex-coated shelves after years of drying! Hi Gerry, Joe, that is easy: Apply invisible tape or painters tape onto the door underneath where you want to put the insulation tape. Replace it with a new seal after your painting project is completed. If so, repeat steps 5 and 6 until the door is sanded down far enough. One problem is that exterior doors painted with latex paints are notorious for sticking to their weatherstripping. If you’re worried about installing weather stripping, the good news is that it doesn’t require a lot of skill to get the job done. Everytime we open the door, the weatherstripping is sticking to the door. Most often used for mood lighting, candles can do double duty keeping stubborn doors and windows from sticking and sliding doors gliding. 3 Answers. The silicone bulb is usually a bit softer and more pliable than the vinyl bulb and will create a better seal against the door. Comment. Fortunately, a door that sticks is easy to repair. The garage door tech explained that this results from latex paint, which is partially on the back side of the weather stripping rubber, that gets really tacky in the heat and direct sun. After painting, add bronze weatherstripping. Hi Dan, Thick paint may make a door too big for the frame, and, as a result, the paint will stick to the frame when the door is closed. Either way, the stickiness is worsening and is particularly bad in summer. Before filling holes or priming, scrub the entire door with heavy-duty household cleaner. Here is a picture of the insert that comes in the package: . I called a good garage door guy and he pointed out the paint that was on the weather stripping was sticking to the door...probably from sloppy painting. Please write with any more ? Thanks for any advice, will be waiting to hear from you before I try to install the weather strip again. And, can I buy it from you, as so far I’ve called three places and can’t find it. While the door is removed, check all weather stripping for loose or damaged areas. Paint that feels dry and paint that is … You can apply a DIY weatherstripping door seal strip to stop leaks and aid with climate control. RC/DG. Step 2 Sand and/or scrape the side of the door and the door jamb with a paint scraper or electric sander. It’s best to paint … By that, you are not applying the insulation tape directly to the door but instead applying the insulation tape to something removable but firm. Hi George, Check Weather Stripping. The HOA recently repainted the door and replaced the weather stripping but now it sticks … We allowed the door … And it’s favored for parts of doors or windows that press together rather than sliding against one another (sliding action can quickly dislodge the self-stick backing). He said getting the paint off is almost impossible. The Vaseline idea sounds good. Even the best paint won't stick well to oil and dirt, and there's lots of both on doors, especially near the knob, where dirty hands have pushed and pulled for years. This is a picture of this product and some of the available finishes. Here are a few things you can do to prevent a freshly painted exterior door from sticking. It is cut to length and installed pressed against the door with a vinyl bulb to create the weatherseal. Pemko Manufacturing The part # is 297S. This can be a real problem for exterior doors with weather stripping; after all, most of us are not so secure that we would leave our front doors open for three or four days and nights. Sand away bumps and lumps to allow the paint to dry smoothly, lessening the chances of the freshly painted door sticking to the jamb. Never a sticking door or paint failure. The paint peeled immediately and they came and repainted. Sometimes there is just too much paint. Undesirable adhesion between two painted surfaces or between paint and weather stripping. I can tell by looking at it if it is the one that I use. Here’s how to replace sliding patio door weather stripping. Making the fit between the door edge and the door stop very tight? I have not seen anything but a single strip of rubber on garage door here in Florida. Very common problem with a simple solution. How do you prevent a newly painted exterior door from sticking to the seal? Close the door to see if the sticking is still evident. 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