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Could I please get your feedback. I have an opportunity to paint 10 metal doors (flat doors) and their respective frames. Pure metal..not previously painted. The doors and frames are presently in an office situation. Usually, I would prime the doors and frames followed with 2 coats of semi-gloss (latex or acrylic). I would use a 1.5 inch brush on the frames and a 3/8 sleeve for the doors to give it a smoother finish. Sometimes I would use a foam roller to give it a really smooth finish.

Other than spraying, which I will not do, is there a better, more efficent way to paint these doors?. Time is paramount..so I need to get as many done as possible.

Other painters that I know don't use any primer and will paint the doors and frames with 2 coats of oil. They will use a 1/2 sleeve.

Any suggestions on paint (latex or oil) and roller?? Thanks for your help.

ZEEBO Painting
 

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ProWallGuy said:
2.5" brush for frames, and 1/4" nap on 9" roller for slabs.
Use Sherwin Williams DTM (Direct-To-Metal), comes in alkyd or acrylic, I use acrylic.
Depending on color, probably 2 coats to cover.
Make sure the doors are free of oil, grease, etc. Wipe down with thinner prior to painting.

Thanks for the info and advice
 
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