How do you paint a garge door

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Old 03-07-02, 05:14 PM
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Question How do you paint a garge door

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Ive got an aluminium garage door...how do you paint it so the paint won't fall off?

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Old 03-08-02, 06:35 AM
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Are you sure it's aluminum and not galvanized steel? Either way you'll need to remove all the old paint if it's peeling/flaking. Try a pressure washer, but make sure you relocate anything near the door that could be damaged from whatever water gets through the seams/joints. Prime with a good quality metal primer before painting. If the door is galvanized vice aluminum, ensure the primer is specifically for galvanized metal.
 
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Yes, the trick is the correct primer. It is not cheap. The chemistry is a de-oxidizer, which when applied to aluminum or galvanized, will allow a good quality metal paint to adhere to it.
 
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