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Old 04-07-2009, 09:25 PM   #16
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You want the door to stand out from everything else
It should not match the shutters or trim
Bright is good
I vote red, it's what we are doing
Sidelights white


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We think we are going with the BM herritage red or classic burgundy.. so many options.

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Looking at this picture, I can't help but notice the huge void above the outboard windows. What's your opinions on the use of vinyl sunburst above the window.

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Picture #8 pops. Nice job. Now just get that computer to do the real painting.
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Keep in mind I know nothing.

But I agree with Bob, Picture #8 does Pop. My untrained eye likes it.

Maybe you could cut the grass too. just kidding.
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Enough computer work and go buy the paint already haha

#8 is way better even tho I preffer the door being the only thing Red
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finally had a nice day...

Picture #9 - door complete!!!!
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Here are some very good ideas for a feature front door colours:
http://ol-painting.blogspot.com/2010/06/10-ideas-for-feature-front-door-colour.html

As for the painting... When you say metal doors I guess they are powdercoated?
To paint them you need:
- Light sand with fine sand paper (to disturb the surface, but not to create a large scratches);
- Apply one coat of etch primer (one pack product will be OK);
- 2 coats of finish in your chosen colour. Depending on your colour you may need to add extra coat to give a good coverage.
If your door is in a full sun and your colour is dark I'd prefer acrylic paint over enamel (I usually prefer acrylic for all exterior woodwork).

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I would use Sherwin Williams acrylic DTM. It stands for direct to metal. I would use the waterbase with 100% acrylic binders, because it will not become brittle like oil, it will retain the color better, and it can also withstand heat more than oil. We use it in both commercial and residential settings on doors, metal curbs at banks, metal post, ect. Lightly hand sand the door, clean with tsp or similar, and apply SW Procryl or SW DTM primer to any bare spots, then apply two coats of SW acrylic DTM

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