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How to stop my newly-painted door creaking?

Postby B81563 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:15 pm

I have recently painted the my hallway doors and doorframes with a Crown white 'satin' paint - waterbased. It looks fine but now, whenever I open the doors they creak or crack loudly as if the paint on the door is sticking to the paint on the doorframe. The paint is abolutely dry- I painted several weeks ago.

Can someone advise how I stop this please? I had it before on a door and it never went away but I moved house before I got to worry about it. Ths time moving house isn't on the cards.
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Postby thedoctor » Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:03 am

If it is the paint rubbing there is no real long term solution except to sand back, ease (or plane off a bit) from the door and repaint. But a short term solution could be to rub a candle along the offending parts to allow a little "lubrication" between them.
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