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Old 07-12-2010, 01:04 AM   #1
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I am in the process of painting my house, and was originally going to repaint the door. The instructions with my Martin door say to use any good quality oil base paint. I have decided to leave it white, as we are going with white trim. There was a house about a block from us, that when they painted the house , they repainted the garage door. I have no idea what they used, but a year later the paint came off the door in sheets!

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I am in the process of painting my house, and was originally going to repaint the door. The instructions with my Martin door say to use any good quality oil base paint. I have decided to leave it white, as we are going with white trim. There was a house about a block from us, that when they painted the house , they repainted the garage door. I have no idea what they used, but a year later the paint came off the door in sheets!
I have seen that before. These companies come out and do a faux wood graining on a factory new metal garage door. A few years later or less it flakes off.

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I have seen that before. These companies come out and do a faux wood graining on a factory new metal garage door. A few years later or less it flakes off.

Frank Lardino
I wanted to do that to my garage door now I'm afraid it might flake off.
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Use what the manufacturer recommends.
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Not much info to go on. One, what type of metal is the garage door made of? If it's galvanized, well, galvanized metal produces a slick waxy surface that paint will not adhere to and the peeling is like what you described. Two, do we know what your neighbor used on his door? He may have used a latex, maybe even a cheap latex.

Oil-based paint is great for metal, but isn't always the right choice especially with all-surface enamels made by many paint mfr.s.

Your biggest challenge may be finding oil-based paint in CA. I'm pretty sure that about 95% of all oil-based paint is banned in CA.
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Plus you don't know what kind of prep work they did if any. Garage doors are paintable as are most things but as schu said different ones may need different prep. I'm not sure but I think I read where in Cali. you could still buy oil, but only in qts.
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I think you should use whatever the manufacturer recommends. This will help you get better results this time.
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Steel garage doors need to be lightly scuffed then wiped down with an automotive type wax and grease remover ( prepsol).
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One thing we all assumed was that this garage door was METAL. The OP is long gone and he never really told us what the door was made of, whether it was metal, galvanized metal, steel, wood, etc.

Knowing the material sure helps with determining a "game plan" for projects like this.
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Gym you're right. I ASSumed it was a metal door because of the manufacturer recommending it be painted with oil.I am a big proponent of following manufacturer recommendations.
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Whether the garage door is metal or wood. I would use the same approach as far as prep, primer and paint to paint a garage door.

Keep in mind I'm in East Central Florida so other places may be different. I 've been doing it this way for years with 0 callbacks for adhesion problems or any other type of problems related to painting a garage door.

On all of my exterior painting projects, I work closely with a paint rep from my preferred paint manufacture that inspects and recommends the paint products to use on each job. In turn I can get a 7 year or lifetime warranty on the paint product and a 7 or 10 year labor warranty.

A 100% acrylic latex primer sealer and paint is always' spec'd out by the rep.

Pressure wash> Prime> Paint

This is the primer I use-> http://richardspaint.com/primers-sea...igmented-White

And the paint that I prefer to use-> http://richardspaint.com/exterior-co...in-House-Paint

I have more tips and tricks to paint a garage door on my Blog.
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Whether the garage door is metal or wood. I would use the same approach as far as prep, primer and paint to paint a garage door.

Keep in mind I'm in East Central Florida so other places may be different. I 've been doing it this way for years with 0 callbacks for adhesion problems or any other type of problems related to painting a garage door.
We have a storage shed with metal walls that looks similar to this shed:


Image from: http://www.arrowsheds.com/standardsh...on_ar1012.html

It was painted once with latex paint many years ago (maybe 12 years). The paint is not peeling but has a chalky surface.

How would you prep the chalky walls for painting? I don't have spray equipment so will be brushing the walls.

Also, in your blog that you linked to, you mention using rust inhibitor that primes rusted areas and turn the rust into metal. Which brand would you recommend for that?

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We have a storage shed with metal walls that looks similar to this shed:


Image from: http://www.arrowsheds.com/standardsh...on_ar1012.html

It was painted once with latex paint many years ago (maybe 12 years). The paint is not peeling but has a chalky surface.

How would you prep the chalky walls for painting? I don't have spray equipment so will be brushing the walls.

Also, in your blog that you linked to, you mention using rust inhibitor that primes rusted areas and turn the rust into metal. Which brand would you recommend for that?

Thanks,
HRG
I'm not sure what's available in Hawaii. But just try and look for an acrylic multi surface conditioner. Most of them are for for masonry, stucco, metal, vinyl, aluminum, wood, concrete ect...
If theres a Home Depot close by->http://www.homedepot.com/p/BEHR-Prem...3601/100205766

Here's something from Sherwin Williams if there's one near you->http://www.sherwin-williams.com/pain...crylic-primer/

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Also, in your blog that you linked to, you mention using rust inhibitor that primes rusted areas and turn the rust into metal. Which brand would you recommend for that?
Forgot about the rust inhibitor.
I like to use marine grade that most boat supply houses carry.

I've also had success lately with the Krylon rust inhibitor as well. It's actually what is spec'd on my warranty paint jobs through the paint manufacture.
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How does a person tell what kind of metal their garage door is? I thought they were all the same, except I can tell some look thin and cheap.

Mine appears in good shape. Would the company that put the motor in put the door in?

My metal has a wood grain design.

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