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dac15239

03:55PM | 10/15/03
Member Since: 10/14/03
3 lifetime posts
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Want to paint my CLOPLAY garage doors to match the new siding I put on my house. What is the best way to go about it. Cleaning product? Type of paint? Best way to apply? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

retisin

04:36PM | 10/16/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Are CLOPLAY gargae doors metal?
If so if they come pre-primed from factory the best way is to use just 100% acrlyic paint and spray it on.Do not apply to thick for it will run very quick this can take 3 coats sometimes.
1st coat is very light you will still see alot of door thru the paint (you are just lightly coating the door,wait depending on temp and humidity 1 hour apply 2nd coat about the same speed and quickness (should take about 5 seconds to do this)and be moving your arm before you start spraying.Don't hold the gun in 1 spot then hit trigger gurantee it will sag their.Start squeezing trigger before 1 edge and let go when you go past the other side move gun so pattern will be 50 % overlap and repeat 1 second from edge to edge and 5 strokes.
I hate brushed or rolled doors takes to long and looks very tacky,if you want most painters should charge about $75.00 for a service door,but im not sure that is what you have (entry door)
Ok the 3rd coat is just kinda step back in another hour and just mist the door hits the spots where you may be bleeding thu yet.
Metal doors take up to 3 weeks to cure as it is not wood,it cures to the top of the door and stays soft for along while so be careful no matter how you paint it.

5slb6

03:24AM | 10/18/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You will need to wash the door with soap and water and rinse well and allow to dry, on most of these prefinish doors you don't need to sand before you apply paint but you may want to check and be sure. These doors look just fine brushed as they are usually textured and the brush marks don't show up anyway. You will need to apply 2 coats waiting several hours between coats. The paint should be exterior acrylic semi-gloss and if you take a piece of your siding to the paint store they will be able to match it for you.

dac15239

06:57AM | 10/18/03
Member Since: 10/14/03
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the advice. The doors are metal (with texture) so I will give them a good wash and brush the paint on. I took the siding to the paint store and they matched it up perfectly. Thanks again, will let you know how they turned out.

retisin

05:31AM | 10/19/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Did not know these are textured doors then it would be ok,to brush if they were flat,roller and brush marks would make these look like garbage.

dac15239

02:07PM | 10/19/03
Member Since: 10/14/03
3 lifetime posts
Painted the doors today. Washed down well with soap and water, brushed on 2 coats and it looks great. Thanks again for the help!
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