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Garage door paint and getting a smooth finish

Postby Damodamo » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:19 pm

I want to repeat a previously sprayed garage door. Is is a terrible idea to use spray paint to get an even finish? If so what is the best paint to use to get a great smooth finish. I've tried Hammerite elsewhere and it's tricky. Any suggestions would very welcome.
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:55 pm

Hi damodamo
You could try using car spray cans but it will be difficult to spray such a large area. You will also have to try a small area to check compatibility with the existing paint. Failing this buy/hire a spray kit.
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Postby Damodamo » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:21 am

Thank you. I was thinking of using ordinary paint (from a pot) and a fine brush to avoid brush marks. Is that doable?
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:11 pm

Hi damodamo
If the existing finish is the original spray finish paint you must try small areas to check compatibility. Some doors are coated with a plasticised paint which is a pig to overpaint.
Certainly you could try a brush finish but it will always look like a brush finish.
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