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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'm using a Purdy XL 3" brush. I may try to foam roller for the flat areas, the tricky part was doing the 6 boxes that are recessed a little for design.

Would it help to thin the paint some for my second or third coats?
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