Painting a Metal Door

How do you paint an Exterior Metal Door? On the the Inside and on the outside?

Mary from Homer, AK

May 7, 20070 found this helpful

I can only give you an example since I am no pro at the rules. My mom has a metal door and it is green on the outside and white on the inside(to go with her house). She is very into interior design so I imagine that is how it is done. I hope that helps you, and saves you some paint;-)

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May 7, 20070 found this helpful

First, sand off any rust and then prime the complete door with a rust inhibiting (oil base) primer.

For a finish paint, I would recommend an oil base finish. However, you can use a latex if you so desire.

If the door is flat with no panels, use a 9" with a 1/8" nap roller and a quality paint brush.

If the door has panels, use a 4" with a 1/8" nap roller and a quality paint brush.

Make sure you buy a high quality roller. A cheap roller will give your door plenty of unwanted fuss.

For exterior - use exterior paint and interior - use interior paint.

Work quickly because the paint will start to get tacky and then you will have problems.

Happy painting!

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May 8, 20070 found this helpful

Hi~~we just used rust proof paint on our steel door both in and out and just used a roller and a paint brush and it has held up thru the weather really well. Hope this helps :0)

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September 27, 20070 found this helpful

Hi, will a paintbrush leave streaks on the door? Is a roller better?

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