I'll piggy back on this thread and ask how often you guys coat six sides of a door on new construction. I do mostly re-paints but I still do a fair amount of new work. Only been asked to six side twice.
That is absolutlely right. Moisture can still get in other places so doing six sides I think is questionable in what it really accomplishes but you do it to cover yourself . . . That being said, you know what burns me up? You're doing pre-primed doors that manufacturer says must be painted on all six sides. Well, I guess that doesn't apply to them because many times the tops and bottems of pre-primed doors are not primed. In this case the painter, who would otherwise simply spray (with paint) the doors, now has to take the time to brush primer on the tops and bottems . . . Just another thing to make sure you are charging for!I do six sides. Read the finishing instructions for ANY new door and they'll tell you that all six sides must be finished, failure to do so will void the warranty. Weather or not failing to finish all 6 sides actually causes any problems with the door is irrelevant, it's my a$$ on the line if something goes wrong.