To better protect your home from water entering through the exterior doors, there is a way to waterproof it effectively and sealing properly.  Here are some ways that this can be accomplished:

  • A door cloth in the door frame is great for paint droplets.
  • Extending a second drop cloth over your entire work space is beneficial too.
  • Putting sawhorses over the drop cloth will hold the exterior door.
  • Using a fan in your second workspace will help with ventilation if there is no air flow.
  • Inspect the seams and apply caulk  if it hasn’t been already.  Fill in spaces, etc.
  • Add a layer of exterior primer on the tops and sides.  Allow to dry for several hours.
  • Apply primer and paint to the front of the exterior door as well as to the bottom and the sides.
  • Hang the door on its hinges and close.
  • Apply weather stripping in place.
  • Set the door and drill holes.

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Source: eHow

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