clean with tsp. rinse it off well with water. use 100% acrylic(sp)
gloss or semi gloss with a small sponge roller and a brush for around
the panels. paint it on a hot day. i did mine 2 years ago and it came
out perfect and still holding well. my neighbour on the other hand has
a pal who paints cars. he brought his door over and had the guy spray
it. same finish as on a car.
I brush the whole thing [people don't usually break out a sprayer for
one door]. What I do is paint the panels first - well, after painting
any edges that wrap around. I keep a wet rag handy so I can wipe the
edges. Then I do the stiles and rails, following the grain like on a
oh yeah, that's the best idea ever.
Anyway, I don't like seeing roller texture on a paneled door,
especially at the front entrance. just doesn't look as good as it
could. And unless your a big fan of the glossy look, I'd suggest using
a satin finish latex. Be sure to get some latex paint additive - it'll
slow the dry time enough that you'll appreciate it.
Also, if you're considering a red color, avoid anything that is an
ultra deep base [unless you want to do 3+ coats]. I know Porter and
Sherwin-Williams [and others, I'm sure] have a red base. I've used it a
few times and it's 1 or 2 coats, max. Since you're going over white I
would count on 2 coats.
Do as much as you can before the install.
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