I live in an old house in East Tennessee. The front door is solid wood - stained on the inside; painted on the outside. During the spring/summer we keep the interior of our house very cool at night (66 degrees). On humid days, the exterior of our front door is literally dripping with condensation, so we fight a continuous problem with mildew. Our house has a large wraparound porch which keeps the door from ever getting sunshine.
For the past few years, I've cleaned the door with bleach and repainted. This week I cleaned with TSP (which did a better job of removing the stain), and now I need to repaint. I'll use a mildew-resistant paint, but I really need to remedy the condensation problem. This morning humidity was 91%, and my front door looked like a waterfall.
I've considered sealing the interior, but the edges would still be unsealed, so I'm not sure that would accomplish anything. I've also considered installing ceiling fans on the porch, but I really don't want that look -- and I'm not sure it would help. Any other suggestions? I'm totally stumped.