I own a storage facility with roll-up metal doors approximately 15 years old. The paint is cracking, peeling and oxidizing badly and I want to get a fresh look on them without the expense of door replacement.
Two years ago I used a product Everbrite which was first applied by:
- pressure washing the doors
- acid wash to remove oxidation
- sanding by hand to remove cracking paint
- then applied clear Everbrite product
Today, the doors are peeling incrediably bad. Wanted to ask you professionals what prep work and products /steps to get my doors looking like new! I'm not sure what to use - oil based/latex etc. Remedies?
Wash them, scrape and sand any loose, flaking, cracking paint off, you can bondo any bad areas, apply a product such as Sherwin Williams Procryl primer to any bare metal (has rust inhibitors) then apply Sherwin Williams DTM water bourne acrylic. Your better off using a water bourne over an oil, as it will flex more with the expansion and contraction of the metal and retain color better.