Hey, hey, hey. Hope you had a great weekend. We had about 5 inches of new snow here, so I spent most of mine sitting on the couch resting my broken foot (I might have tried to shovel a little bit too). Whatever happened to kids walking around the neighborhood with their snow shovels trying to make a few bucks shoveling for people? Doesn’t that happen anymore? I surely would have paid for them to do it this weekend. (I’ve lived in the South for 20 years, so maybe I’m behind the times).
Anyhoo, since breaking my foot has slowed down my redo of the master bedroom, I thought I would share a recent project. Between finishing the living/dining/entry redo and starting the master, I thought I would do something quick and easy…paint the interior of my back door (which is really on the side of the house, across from the basement stairs, in a small walkway). Sorry for the bad pictures, they were all taken on my phone when my camera was giving me trouble.
It looked like the same white paint that was used on the front door that I painted a few months ago, here and here, so I figured it would go as quickly and easily. I will confess that I was a little worried about the plastic panes (whatever they’re called), but I just went for it hoping the paint would stick. Taping was really the hardest part of the whole project, but once that was done, the painting went very quickly (I used Behr Satin Enamel, color matched to SW Iron Ore). When did I notice that I had a problem you ask? A couple of hours after painting the first coat I touched the paint to see if it was dry and, although it was dry, it peeled right off at my touch.
So what did I do? I painted a second coat, hoping that that would make a difference. Well, can you believe that it still peeled off? 😉 The bottom of the door was fine, but the plastic was a mess. I even tried to put some primer on a thoroughly cleaned off section of the panes, but it made no difference. I even tried some of the paint that I used on the front door, BM Blue Lake. Still no good.
So this is how my door sits, until after the holidays and until I can figure out what to do with it.
What’s the last fail you’ve had? It would be great to know that I’m not the only one.
Have a great week!