Painting new fiberglass doors


Old 10-12-09, 08:19 AM
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Painting new fiberglass doors

In the near future, I will have 2 fiberglass doors to paint. Any recommendations on paint? They will be exterior doors and I have access to SW, BM, Muralo, ICI, Pratt & Lambert, and Ace paint. I will not use a box store paint. Looking for something that will level well in a satin sheen. I do have XIM latex extender on hand. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-12-09, 09:45 AM
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I don't remember if I've ever used any Muralo coatings but I suspect all of the above should give good results providing you go with their better lines of paint [everyones cheap paint isn't worth using] Assuming these are new doors - they should come with painting instructions. Oil base enamels will level out better than latex but they might not be appropriate for the doors - the finishing instructions should detail what type of coating is preferable and what prep is needed. Metal doors often come with an oily film that must be removed before painting. I've only painted/stained a few fiberglass doors and don't remember if they had any specfic instructions.

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