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Painting metal front door

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Hi everyone, thanks as always in advance for all your help.

I have a newer metal front door (primed white from the factory) but never painted. There is no rust. I painted the inside of the door very carefully with brush and it came out pretty smooth (using SW pro classic which levels very nicely).

On the outside of the door I'm using a teal color and SW Resilience exterior latex. Brush marks are a little more obvious on the outside. What would be the best way to apply the second coat to try and create a smoother appearance?
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I've never tried it but I've read that with some paints a sponge roller used in conjunction with several coats of really thinned paint gives excellent results. Of course that would only work best on smooth flat surfaces. A spray gun would probably be the very best or take it to an auto body shop but that wouldn't be a DIY job.
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