Exterior Metal Doors: How to Paint
LESLIE: Taking a painting call from Utah. Welcome Julie. What can we help you with?
JULIE: Hi, I’ve got some metal doors on my – on the outside of my house, from my outside doors.
JULIE: And they came primed and I’m wondering what kind of paint I should use to paint them.
LESLIE: Are they brand new? There’s no rust stains; nothing on them?
JULIE: No, there’s nothing on them. A little grime from my kids but that comes off. (Leslie chuckles)
TOM: (laughing) OK. Well, you can use an enamel for that.
LESLIE: Yeah, the best thing is an enamel finish.
LESLIE: It’s going to be super shiny; very durable; go on nice and evenly on the metal door. You want to make sure that you use either a foam roller or an additive into the paint to help it flow on smoothly so you don’t notice any brush marks.
JULIE: OK. Do I have to take the doors off to do this.
TOM: I think you’re going to find the project’s a lot easier to do if you take them off the hinges. Lay them flat. Do one side, let it dry, flip it over, do the other side. This way you don’t have to worry about drips and runs and it’s just a lot more controlled.
JULIE: OK, that makes sense. Thank you very much.
TOM: You’re welcome, Julie. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.