Painting a Metal Front DoorJune 20th 2003
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?
Here's 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.
It's Just That Easy!