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Best paint for metal patio door frame

Postby Leeds Phil1965 » Sun May 03, 2020 5:48 pm

Hello everyone, hope all okay during the current crisis. Getting on with odd jobs while off work here and have decided to paint the frame work of our patio door.
It originally led to the outside but now with the conservatory, divides it from the kitchen, so no outdoor elements to worry about.
It is an old door but in excellent condition - one fixed pane the other sliding (which I will have to lift out) it is a metal frame and has the original brown coating to it which I guess was factory sprayed / dipped ?
We are wanting to paint it white, gloss or satin finish ? which would be a decent paint to purchase and any prep work required.
Many thanks,
Phil.
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon May 04, 2020 9:49 pm

Hi Leeds Phil1965
You will achieve the best finish by applying car spray paint, this will entail cleaning with a solvent, keying with fine wet or dry, masking and applying white primer followed by top coat. Don't forget to wear a mask!
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Postby Leeds Phil1965 » Mon May 04, 2020 10:54 pm

Many thanks for the reply, will go with that, sounds like it will last for some time.
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