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Old 02-17-2013, 12:13 PM   #16
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Painting an already painted steel door?


Obviously, you ask too much.



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Laying doors flat to paint is okay(?) if you have one or two doors. I painted six doors, both sides, last night. One of them needed two coats both sides. In an office, where would I have laid them? On six sets of sawhorses? I couldn't have done both sides if they weren't hanging, not in one night. In all my years I've only painted a couple of doors flat, but for none of the conveniences or necessities mentioned. Not trying to belabor a point, but don't want an inexperienced HO to think it's necessary or even a better way, it's not.
Over applied paint will run and sag on a hanging door, but it will also puddle on a flat door. Properly applied, the paint will hang and level out on a hanging door.
A flat door is a greater dust magnet than a hanging door.
Working over a flat door has a greater risk of a drip from the brush hitting a finished area and getting missed or having to be brushed out creating a mar.
And the amount of handling involved in hanging a heavy door with soft paint could necessitate a possible recoating after hanging. And if you get deep fingerprint impressions on a sheen coat, good luck.
It's not worth it.

Did I not already make that point?
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Did I not already make that point?
In 3 sentences?
It takes 3 or 4 repetitions to get it through Joe's head!
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It takes 3 or 4 repetitions to get it through Joe's head!

I thought he was the smarter one of us

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You know how I got so smart? From teachers who taught me not only what to do, but why I'm doing it, or not doing it. Can only speak for myself, but I grew up not accepting "because" as an answer. Because why?
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How is this back and forth helpful to the original poster asking the questions??
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How is this back and forth helpful to the original poster asking the questions??
it was answered in post 4

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