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Old 10-16-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Hi all! First time posting here.
I installed a prehung exterior front door. They say the doors are pre-primed?.. I bought a gallon of "Behr Premium Plus" exterior similar-gloss enamel. Is this ok? Also i plan on using some 1-2-3 primer before painting. Any tips or suggestions? Thanks

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It is always a good idea to coat even pre-primed doors as the primer sprayed on at the factory is usually put on as thin as possible. 123 will do fine I should think.

If you can and it is not a custom color mix, I would take the Behr back and get a better quality paint store, not box store, paint that will hold up better for an entry door. Otherwise apply two coats and hope for the best I guess.

You certainly do not need a gallon for a single door surface (or even both sides of it!). I hope the orange aproned minimum wage wonder boys and girls did not tell you so?! A quart would have been more than enough.


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Hi all! First time posting here.
I installed a prehung exterior front door. They say the doors are pre-primed?.. I bought a gallon of "Behr Premium Plus" exterior similar-gloss enamel. Is this ok? Also i plan on using some 1-2-3 primer before painting. Any tips or suggestions? Thanks

you painting the dog house also( the BIG one) ?
as sd already said , get some real paint
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Is it just me or does every noobie (no offense to new posters) insist on using Behr paint? Is the marketing machine that promotes that garbage really that good?
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Is the marketing machine that promotes that garbage really that good?
yep . and it worked REALLY well for BOSE speakers, also.
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Yep go get you a 23.99 quart of RESILLANCE PUDDING and put that on. And dont forget the 25 dollar quart of Adhesion primer they will tell you to put on. What a joke.

The Behr Semi gloss will be fine for your front door. Wash, Prime, 2 coats. Enjoy your door and the money saved in your pocket.
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The Behr Semi gloss will be fine for your front door. Wash, Prime, 2 coats. Enjoy your door and the money saved in your pocket.
Untill it peels off in a year. Then scrape it all off, prime and use real paint.

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