Painting a Metal Front Door - June 20th 2003

Question from Julie in Langley, B.C. -----

Dear Shell,

I would like to paint my metal front entrance door. I used nail polish remover to see if the paint comes off and it doesn't; therefore I have been told it is oil. I have been told to lightly sand it, wipe it down, let it dry and then I can use Bulls Eye 123 primer and the color I want in an Exterior Gloss Latex. Is this true or will it peel? Can I use a roller for the primer and a sponge roller for the Latex?



Dear Julie,

Hereís what I would do:

Thoroughly wash the door using the Shell Busey Home Cleaning Formula and a scotchbrite pad.

Rinse it well and allow it to dry completely.

Apply two coats of Cloverdale Ecologic Acrylic latex paint with a foam roller or a nylon or polyester brush.

Itís Just That Easy!