Painting a Metal Door

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

Mary from Homer, AK

Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

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;-)

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
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.

Ad

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!

www.a-federico.com

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
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)

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By Mike (Guest Post)
September 27, 20070 found this helpful

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

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Categories
Home and Garden Home Improvement DoorsMay 6, 2007
Guides
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
🎉
New Years Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2018 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2018/12/03 05:26:14 in 1 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!