I just painted a new pre-primed steel entry door with sherwin williams
acrylic enamel and it really looks bad. Brush strokes and overlaps
everywhere in addition to varying shading.
The instructions that came with the door said to lightly scuff sand
which I did with 400 grit extra fine; to clean before proceeding with
mineral spirits; and to use a polyester brush, all of which I did.
Any tips that will help me salvage this thing when I try a second
Thanks in advance.
On Aug 30, 3:13 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If its a typical flush steel door then use those relatively new mini
foam rollers, they leave an ultra smooth finish with no lap marks.
A soft extra long bristle varnish brush leaves fewer brush marks than
a short brush, but those brushes are not cheap.
It's an eight panel door and it was the panels that got me into
trouble I think. Having to go back and forth between the panels and
the rest of the door resulted in very obvious overlaps and differences
On Aug 30, 3:45 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Now you know why people prefer to take the door off the hinges, lay it
on sawhorses and spray paint it. So talk to your paint store folks
about renting the right kind of equipment for the product they
if you must do it solo, even a $19.95 Harbor Freight spray gun will
lay down a very nice smooth coat of RustOleum or similar solvent based
alkyd or acrylic. The last resort ( and maybe best) as suggested
earlier is the body shop. Any tech who has laid down acres of the
tricky paints used in those shops can make a door look dazzling. HTH
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