brush or spray paint front door ? ?

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Old 05-18-06, 06:48 AM
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brush or spray paint front door ? ?

I am getting a new wood exterior entry door installed. What is
the best way to paint it? Should I use a brush or spray ? The
door is a basic six panel door.
 
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Will the door already be installed or will you be able to paint it prior to?

I think the "Best" way is to use a brush. You can cut in the details and all.

Paint innermost sections 1st then horizontal and vertical last. And of course... following direction of the grain of the wood.
 
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Good results can be had with either brush or spray. The key is good prep, good paint and a good brush [if not spraying]

First you want to lightly sand the door and apply an oil base primer. When dry, sand and dust prior to applying the first coat of finish which can be either latex or oil base. Oil base flows a little better than latex but takes longer to dry. Again sand lightly before applying the finish coat.
 
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I prefer brush myself, but either would be fine
 
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Will water base paint be okay? Or should I go with oil base
paint?
 
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Water based is fine. Just be sure it is a high quality paint.

Oil is ok too just harder to brush with, takes longer to dry and has strong fumes (like Marksr said previously)
 
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Some of the waterborne enamels work almost as well as oils, with less VOC (odors and fumes) and easier clean-up

You will want a a quality one though
The cheep ones look bad and are harder to work with

I'd suggest either Ben Moore or Sherwin Williams
The paint store personnel will tell you the proper paint in their respective line-ups
 
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