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Painting Sprayed Doors

Postby jim12345 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:49 pm

Evening All,

I've got to paint some sprayed doors but try to retain the finish of the spray with rollers/brushes. I've been told a couple of methods but the one that kind of rings true is to give the doors a light wipe down and then use a good quality roller and then lay them off with a 4" mohair brush.

My question the above the right way to go? The doors don't need priming as i'm painting them with satinwood and they're already in good condition ie: no filling required. Is there such a thing as a mohair brush? I've had a look on the internet but can only find mohair rollers. Will a fine " brush do the job (can anyone recommend one? I'd usually just go for Purdeys anyway). Also, can the satinwood be applied with a standard sponge roller or do i need a specific one for this as well? On previous jobs i've primed doors and rollered the gloss on but the finish on this needs to be spot one!

Thanks in advance,

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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:41 am

you say " The doors don't need priming as i'm painting them with satinwood..." - does not mean that they shouldn't be primed. i'd at least sand the doors and give them a good solvent-based undercoat first. then knock back the undercoat with some fine finish sandpaper.

some pointers to give you the best possible outcome:

- use a flocked roller, not a foam one - they leave bubbles.
- use a high quality satinwood paint - i'd recommend dulux trade satinwood.
- better than a roller is to do it with a brush but it does depend on how good your brush skills are and you also need to be able to work at speed over a large area.
- if you do use a roller i would not be inclined to go over with a brush - if the doors are quite large then the paint will probably already have started to stiffen up by the time you finish rollering, thereby dragging the paint and making a mess of it rather than making it look nice.
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