New Interior doors to paint?

I bought some new interior doors to paint white. They are the six panel type. This is new to me. I was wondering what kind of paint or sealer to use? If I can even use spray paint? We have a water cooler and wonder about the wood warping? Thank you Ryan snipped-for-privacy@c-zone.net
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ryan wrote:

You need to use primer first. Kilz is the most popular brand. You can get primer in a spray can, too. I don't think there's much difference.
After you apply the primer and let it dry, you can paint the doors any way you want to.
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Suzie-Q wrote:

Spray paint from a can is an awful choice for a door. It dries fast and runs; very difficult to get even coverage.

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preprimed, metal or fiberglass. If they are raw wood I would prime but not with Kilz. There are much better primers that are easier to work with than Kilz. Ben Moore's Fresh Start is a much more user friendly primer. If the door is already primed two coats of your finish paint is all that is necessary. Please define the type of door you have and its finish so that you may get the best answers.
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The doors have like a 1/4"" sheet on both sides that is white color. It looks kind of pourust, but I could be wrong. Any bare wood would be on the ends or edges of the door. I think it probably needs a primer of some type? Ryan

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I prefer brushes but that is a personal preference.
Your first step is to mount the doors, unpainted. That way you won't need to do any trimming after you have painted them.
Then remove all the hardware and apply a primer. I put the door on blocks and do one side (don't forget to do the edges too, and top and bottom. Actually, spraying into the latch assembly opening is probably a good idea; a brush wouldn't work there. Let it dry, then turn it over and do the other side. Be careful when you do the edges that you don't get so much paint on that it forms drips on the bottom. If it does, you can always sand them easily.
Then repeat the painting steps with your final coats, with a light sanding between coats if you are doing multiple coats.
Let it dry again and put on the hardware and mount it. Be sure it is very dried before putting on the hardware, or it will be hard to remove it later.
Warping is usually caused by damp air getting into the wood, so you want to make sure all surfaces are painted.
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