05:43PM | 01/02/04
Member Since: 01/01/04
1 lifetime posts
How do I get rid of brush strokes on my front door. It's metal, I used exterior latex and a brush. Should I start over and spray it or will a roller fix the situation?


12:58AM | 01/03/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Spraying would be a good way but I am not sure it is worth it for just one door as the set up and clean up will be longer than the painting. You will need to use an airless sprayer not one of thoes power painters you see on TV.
You can get a smooth finish by brushing a door if you use a good brush such as a Purdy or Wooster proffessional brush as that is the way I paint my metal front door and the way painters do it to. Another thing is to move quick and don't have to heavy of a hand on the brush as that will leave brush marks to. YOu also may want to add some Floetrol to your paint as that will give you more open time and help the paint flow and leval out better. Oh and don't paint the door in direct sunlight or when it is hot, start early in the morning.
Hope this helps you out.


01:14AM | 01/03/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Is it a flat door or does it have raised panels,if it truely flat yes,you can roll it otherwise it is hard to do if not flat.
You can get a smooth look by brushing but it is hard to do for most people.
#5 is right to use a sprayer is alot of clean up for 1 door but I think it is the result you will be happy with,if you can take the door off it is your best bet otherwise you will be doing quite a bit of masking,you may need 2 coats to hide the brush strokes.
So you may want to lay it on some saw horses,if you have not sprayed metal doors before the paint has to cure on it,and takes a little while to dry enough so it doesn't run for most people.I Paint doors alot but do it with them standing up,when I 1st tried this I messed up alot of doors till I got it right,now I don't even use an HVLP for them.
1 last thing you can hang this back in the same day if you have some one help you and if it has been drying for all day with nice warm weather.It also takes like 3 weeks for this paint on the door to fully cure hard finish on it,so be gentle for at least 2 weeks with no abusing or cleaning it or you could scrub or damage your finish.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon