Exterior Door Paint Cracking


I have a pre-primed metal exterior door that I have painted. The first side took four coats and looks good. On the opposite side, I put down one coat and let it dry and then applied a second coat about a week later. The second coat looks like it has cracked all over the door. What causes this and what is the fix? Thanks, Bill

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  1. FOUR COATS ??? This should have been done in only ONE Finish Coat! This tells me your problem is that you are using an inferior grade of Paint (a very common problem these days)… even tho you may have paid top $$$ for whatever paint you used!

    So for the side that you have left to do… sand it down with coarse paper using a block sander… then Prime it with Pigmented Shellac Sealer Primer… then Finish coat (one coat, use a 1/2 in nap roller and double roll with a "dry roller" -see my site for help-) but use a HIGH GRADE PRODUCT like Sherwin Williams A-100 (use semi gloss)… Good Luck!

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