How to paint smooth skin door?
Steps to paint Smooth Skin Door
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- Lint-free cloth
- Masking tape
- Rubber gloves
- 4″ bristle brush
- Fine Scotch Brite Pad or 320-400 grit sandpaper
- For Water-based application: Acrylic primer/acrylic latex-based exterior grade paint.
- Firstly lay door horizontally on a table.
- Now remove all the hardware and mask off anything you don’t want painted, for example- the glass insert.
- Lightly scuff sand the surface with Scotch Brite pad or fine sandpaper.
- Now you should wipe the door with acetone to clean any dust or residue from the surface. Allow acetone to dry from the surface before applying
*Remember: Do not use hydrocarbon based solvents to clean the surface as such products may leave a residue.
- Now you can apply primer with a 4″ brush beginning with the panels. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for drying time before applying topcoat.
- The primer must be completely dry before applying the topcoat.
- Apply exterior grade paint with 4″ brush beginning with the panels.
- It is common practice to paint both stiles the same color as the exterior side of the door. If applying a second coat, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for drying time between coats.
Following are the cautions to be taken care of during painting smooth skin door
- When using stains, mineral spirits, paints, or other hazardous materials, always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
- When working with paints or solvents, make sure the working area is well ventilated.
- Keep away from heat and flame, as materials may be combustible.
- Paints or solvents may cause skin and eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
- Keep out of reach of children.
Following is tip for normal maintenance
Even a well-finished fiberglass door will be affected by exposure and weathering from sun, moisture, and air pollutants. It is considered normal maintenance to re-apply the topcoat approximately every two years.
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