Why is there a whitish streaked residue on our newly painted black door with semi-gloss black paint?

Maria asked 4 years ago

The house was painted two weeks ago with varying temperatures ranging from upper 30s to 70s. I cannot remember the exact temperature of the day it was painted. When I tried to clean it there was a soapy residue. The painter tried to clean the windows above the front door and maybe didn’t wait long enough?

I am trying to determine was it a bad application problem, a cold weather/warm weather problem or a harsh detergent with paint not being fully dry problem.

The residue did not appear right after washing. It just appeared today and no one has washed anything since the painter was here. I personally don’t think it was a soapy residue from detergent problem since that would have shown up right after he washed the windows and the door dried.

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