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Lighter colors hold up better in the sun!  They reflect the sun.  Dark colors aborb the sun.
 
Dark colors are okay inside and - in the shade out{outside - facing north, west and northwest}.
 
Inside - the wood graining will out live us!

The sun got to this solid color dark brown, without a porch and the storm glass creating a greenhouse effect (trapping the heat) :

BEFORE : the house had no porch.
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NOTICE - the side-lite is good (no glass).

AFTER : Now there's a porch!
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and they'll put the screen in to let it breathe.

AND we made it a little lighter. Lighter colors work better in the sun. The dark colors absorb the sun's rays more.

 
 
Here, a cute little Jack Russell chewed a chunk out of this factory wood grained door trying to get outside!  The homeowner was sick over it because the door was like brand new on the inside!  The dog is a great little critter - she just wanted to get out !!! 

HERE I'VE FILLED IT WITH FIBERGLASS :
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I lost the CHEWED picture. I'm sanding it out.

I blended the colors back in :
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DONE :
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This is factory painted aluminum facing due south.
 
The sun is eatiing the (dark) paint up!  The shiney (white) area is the aluminum showing through.   Lighter colors last better in the sun, solid or wood-grained.

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NOTICE - THE LEFT SIDE (facing west) is GOOD !

 
 
Beautiful home.
But the sun is working on the door:
 
 

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Before:

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After:

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AFTER:
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This is a beautiful factory stained door, BUT the customer had to finish the wood trim.   Moisture passes into and is expelled from wood - outdoors.  TRIM BEFORE:

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BEFORE:
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After:
I removed ALL the loose and bad material.  Re-primed the trim and applied a couple of good finish coats in a solid color that matches the wood grain.  They will get better service with the solid acrylic on the wood!  The primer is fast drying.  I flashed everything off as I worked with a hair dryer to finish in one day.

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AFTER:
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Rotted Trim -
the wood trim - it will always occur on the side facing N. - N.E. and not be on the South side of the trim. Even after a 1/2 dozen years of installation!
 
Always touch-up that side at the bottom every couple of years even if the damage doesn't show yet!
 
 
It starts like this:

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But the damage is usually much deeper:

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After you dig it out - put construction FOAM in the hole.   It will expand for a few days - push it in - let it expand again - trim the foam:

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Caulk the area OR you can cover with clear fiberglass (you don't have to). Let dry. Paint.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
A local church - same condition:
 

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Thanks for looking!
 
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