How to Paint Metal Door Frames


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Old 02-25-07, 04:48 PM
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How to Paint Metal Door Frames

I would like to paint some metal door frames. They are presently brown and would like to paint them white. Any suggestions on primer and paint to use.
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Old 02-25-07, 05:25 PM
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I assume they have oil base enamel on them currently. Most oil base primers will do a good job, same for oil base enamel. Are these door casing interior?
 
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Old 02-25-07, 07:34 PM
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are there bare areas that you see the metal?
if not-you are not painting metal, you are painting paint.
if no metal then sand with 120, lightly, wipe with varsol and put 2-3 coats of ben moore satin impervo.
priming is not needed. paint stores just want to sell more primer, it is needed in some cases, but not this one.
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Old 02-27-07, 01:01 PM
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how to paint metal door frames.

Door Frames are metal with brown paint on them. This is a commerical building so I assume the door frames came from the factory this way.
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Old 02-27-07, 01:50 PM
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Is this new construction?

If so, sand and clean up the frames, coat with a good oil base primer [ a quick dry formula may be benifical] and top coat with 2 coats of quality oil base enamel. Don't forget to sand lightly between coats.
 
 

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