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er78mph 03-24-2013 12:10 PM

painting metal garage door
 
Hello to all:
HOA forcing me to paint garage door and I was wondering the best way to go about it? I've had experience with indoor painting but not with outdoor. I figured the easiest way is to spray paint it but can't afford that route. If anyone with experience painting a metal garage door can send suggestions, I would really appreciated! thank you all in advance!!

joecaption 03-24-2013 12:37 PM

Clean it and use Sherwin Williams Super paint or Duration.
Last one I paint with it was 5 years ago and still looks like new.

er78mph 03-24-2013 12:41 PM

Did u use a reg roller and paint brushes??

joecaption 03-24-2013 12:45 PM

I like a 6" foam hot dog style roller and a sash brush for low areas and touch ups.

jsheridan 03-24-2013 09:06 PM

I'm going to do my best joecaption impression
"got a picture"?

chrisn 03-25-2013 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by jsheridan (Post 1145061)
I'm going to do my best joecaption impression
"got a picture"?



:laughing::laughing:

Gymschu 03-25-2013 08:29 AM

Never had much luck with the FOAM hotdog rollers........they just don't hold enough paint. Might be better to try a 6" Wizz roller.......holds much more paint and will give you the same type of finish.

cdaniels 03-25-2013 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Gymschu (Post 1145218)
Never had much luck with the FOAM hotdog rollers........they just don't hold enough paint. Might be better to try a 6" Wizz roller.......holds much more paint and will give you the same type of finish.

The Whiz rollers do pretty good on metal doors.Roll it out smooth there will be a little roller stipple but it lays down pretty good.

jsheridan 03-25-2013 05:04 PM

I used a foam roller for about three minutes, once.

joecaption 03-25-2013 05:15 PM

All I've ever used on steel and wood doors and trim. Comes out looking like it was spray painted when done.

Gymschu 03-25-2013 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1145702)
All I've ever used on steel and wood doors and trim. Comes out looking like it was spray painted when done.

Joe, how do you get paint on those darn things? I agree that they produce a sprayed on look but I can never get them to hold much paint. I have to keep dipping and redipping just to get some paint on the darn things.

Fix'n it 03-25-2013 09:40 PM

i used a foam roller on a steel door. turned out pretty good. no issues with it holding paint.

chrisn 03-26-2013 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by jsheridan (Post 1145696)
I used a foam roller for about three minutes, once.


two minutes more than me:whistling2:

chrisn 03-26-2013 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1145702)
All I've ever used on steel and wood doors and trim. Comes out looking like it was spray painted when done.


got a pic?

Brushjockey 03-26-2013 04:27 PM

Oh snap!


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