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Old 10-29-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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I have several sets of metal louvered doors, closet is 22' x 8'. The doors are in excellent condition and have no peeling paint. (Color is wrong). They were last painted (with brush) about 15 years ago with a thinned oil based paint (by my father). He was a very good painter, and there are only very faint brush strokes...

I would like to spray the doors, to get a smooth finish, but would like to use a latex paint. With the doors being louvered, lightly sanding would be difficult. Does anyone have any ideas on how to prepare them for primer?

Any help much appreciated.


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I have several sets of metal louvered doors, closet is 22' x 8'. The doors are in excellent condition and have no peeling paint. (Color is wrong). They were last painted (with brush) about 15 years ago with a thinned oil based paint (by my father). He was a very good painter, and there are only very faint brush strokes...

I would like to spray the doors, to get a smooth finish, but would like to use a latex paint. With the doors being louvered, lightly sanding would be difficult. Does anyone have any ideas on how to prepare them for primer?

Any help much appreciated.


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If you are going to spray, I hope yopu have experience.
First, apply an oil based primer ( quality, bonding)
Second, apply 2 top caots.

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sanding is no big deal.a pair of cheep cotton gloves some 3 m fine sand paper ,put on some classic rock and sand .remember your only deglossing ,even if it takes 8 hours in the grand scheme of things we call life,well you get my point.any who you could clean doors ,rinse , then put a bonding primer on and you may be alright . but sand and you will be all right.
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If they are standard louvers ( about 1 1/2 " wide) they are an easy thing to sand. And forget the 8 hours- could prep one out in 10-15 m easy.
220 paper even an angled sponge. Just need to degloss.
Bonding primer, finish with a quality top coat .
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