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Old 05-29-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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rust-oleum paint for fiberglass door

I have a can of oil based Rust-oleum paint that I want to use on a newly installed entry door. Do I need to sand the door first? Can I use this paint on the interior side as well? What type of roller nap should be used?


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Should have been a sticker right on the door saying what and how to paint or stain it.
Check with the manufactures web site or call them if there's still a question.
Fiberglass is not painted with oil based paint.


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rust-oleum paint for fiberglass door

I would use latex paint instead of oil based.

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Rustoleum makes a primer for plastics like the resins used in fiberglass construction that might be a good choice. It comes in rattle cans and as a liquid. I believe they sell it in quarts which will be enough for the door.

You can put anything over the plastic primer. But definitely take Joe's advice and see what the manufacturer recommends for primer and paint. Did the door come with any finish on it?

Rustoleum and Krylon both make plastic paint in rattle cans too. Rustoleum has fewer colors than Krylon. You would of course have to mask off the door and apply several thin coats if using rattle cans. I should think a primer under the finish would be a wise idea even if not called for on a raw fiberglass door.

And be careful painting the exterior a dark color.

You can use the same primer on both the interior and exterior but you will probably want to get a quart of interior paint for the interior.
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"Rust-Oleum" is a brand name of a company that manufactures hundreds of products, If you can provide us with the product number, any application information is stated on the Technical or Product Data Sheet. (These are posted on the internet, BTW)
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