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Giles 07-25-2010 09:49 PM

Painting Metal Doors?
 
Why do most manufacturers of metal doors warn against using Oil Based Paint and recommend Latex??:huh:

housepaintingny 07-25-2010 10:17 PM

Oil base becomes brittle and cracks, latex has elasticity, oil base can't take the heat like a latex can, especially if they are exterior doors, a quality 100% acrylic will out last an oil base, if you have any bare metal apply dtm bonding primer from sw or procryl primer, apply two top coats of dtm from sw or bm


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