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Old 07-09-2010, 10:14 AM   #1
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Painting the metal garage door

Hi Eveyone,

I am a newbie in painting and has decided to DIY jobs at home.

I would like to paint the metal garage door at home.

I have a couple of questions before I start. I will appreciate if some one can answer them:

1) The garage door is getting rust at the bottom, what should I do about that

2) The garage door is painted brown right now and we want white paint, should I remove the brown paint and then apply the new paint. If yes, how I can remove the old paint.

If you can advise the steps for this job.

Thanks in advancve and I am confident that i will get some answers



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Old 07-09-2010, 04:03 PM   #3
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Sand/grind the rust off, wash the door with a solution of TSP and water per directions, apply a primer for metal, such as Sherwin Williams Procryl, apply 2 coats of an acrylic DTM(direct to metal paint)
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for your suggestions.

I have started the project. Did sanding/priming in this morning and hopefully will do the paint tomorrow.

Again, thanks to everyone.
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