painting smooth skin door?

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painting smooth skin door?

#1 Post by dll » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:59 pm

hi, i am new here.

can anyone please give me some tips on painting a smooth skin door?

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Re: painting smooth skin door?

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:52 am

How old is the paint or finish on the door? It is raised panel?

The best thing that I have used in the past was one of the small foam detail rollers. It applied the paint most evenly and left the fewest application lines.

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Re: painting smooth skin door?

#3 Post by toddinmn » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:02 pm

I gree with what WOW said, prep is key. I prefer oil paints on doors,especially steel doors.You may want to thin the paint if rolling dpending on brand and viscosity.

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Re: painting smooth skin door?

#4 Post by mayallen » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:22 am

1) Lay the door horizontally on a table
2) Remove any hardware parts like glass that you don't want painted
3) Lightly scuff the surface with sandpaper
4) Wipe the door with acetone to keep it clear of dust
5) Apply the paint with a 4" brush, always begin at the panels
6) When applying a second coat wait for ample time for the first coat to dry
7) Continue to apply top coat to all the six sides of the door.

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