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If the door and the sidelite match in design, would think that you would also like them to match in color. If you are going for a specific design technique, then it would be hard to tell without looking at it.

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High acrylic content with superior UV protection in a water-based suspension would be my first choicel Semi-gloss for a door I suspect but no firm rec until you post a picture.

Rough up the current door surface and prime with a solvent based ALKYD primer. Then two coats of finish. You can use either oil based or water based finish over alkyd. I just think you are going to get better mileage from an acrylic paint film.
 

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exterior oil base semigloss paint probley best(side effects has high akline and mildews faster) latex semigloss does not stick as well peel like rubber band
Maybe 20 years ago this was true, but, not anymore. I always liked oil on doors (especially metal) for its' hardness and durability. Now, the latexes have caught up and you can basically get that same, hard, durable finish as you once got with oils. Oils take too long to dry and you have to leave your door open to bugs, etc. for a long period of time. Most people I work for paint the sidelights the same color as the door.
 
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