Just painted wood threshold...how should I finish it?


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Old 04-24-19, 06:14 AM
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Just painted wood threshold...how should I finish it?

I painted it at 6pm ish last night and will apply a second coat today. The temp will be in the mid 70's for the next couple days and was wondering how I should finish the project to ensure a long lasting finish (because this door is by far the most used). Any suggestions?
 
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how I should finish the project

You just painted it, your done!
 
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What type of paint did you use? Ideally it would have been a floor enamel.
 
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It's a Valspar ext. paint+primer.

And I just wondered if I should apply anything to finish/seal.
 
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House paints don't get a clear coat like car paints do. I'd be inclined to leave it as is for now and then in a yr or two when it shows signs of wear, sand and apply a coat or two of a porch and deck enamel.
 
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Ok sounds good thank you!
 
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The proper finish is a quality paint.
 
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Old 04-24-19, 08:21 PM
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Yeah, a High gloss Oil enamel if you can get it (the Porch enamel that marksr mentioned) is usually best. Not all paints are made to go on trim and doors.
 
 

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