Painting A Steel Door With Latex Paint. If your door has inset panels, prime these first. Apply the first coat of.
When painting an exterior metal door, apply a minimum of two coats for a consistent and durable finish. Repairing wood is basically the same as with the steel door. Build the repair in layers if over 1/2 inch.
Next, Begin Priming The Rest Of The Garage Door From Top To Bottom.
Lightly sand the door, then wipe it down to remove any lingering dust. Read the manufacturer’s instructions to see. Use the angled brush for any recessed or beveled panel areas.
Repairing Wood Is Basically The Same As With The Steel Door.
Remove all loose material, including peeling paint or rotten wood. Build the repair in layers if over 1/2 inch. Thoroughly clean the door with a degreaser.
It Is Also Advised To Prime The Metal Door Before Painting To Make The Latex Paint Stick To The Door Properly.
Begin applying the metal primer in these areas first, then allow it time to dry. The ladyvor (who worked at a good paint store) says to wash it good with just soap and water, then use a “bonding primer” like “bullseye 123”, because it will stick to either latex or oil based paint. A sprayer is a much quicker option but a roller works just fine.
Using A Paint Sprayer Or Quality Roller, Apply Your Primer Of Choice.
Here is what one light coat of paint looks like over the grey glidden primer. Always keep a wet edge when painting and you’ll be successful in the final finish. So to use latex paint on metal doors, you need to first make sure that the paint is applied on bare metal.
Utilize An Up And Down Motion To Ensure You Get Every Nook And Cranny.
Use the angular sash brush for paneled areas and corners. Keep it wet and don’t get ahead of yourself. If your door has inset panels, prime these first.