Did you know you can paint exterior metal doors? Yes, you can and that ugly metal frame will look so much better. And it’s easy.
HOW TO PAINT EXTERIOR METAL DOORS TO LAST
The aluminum / metal storm door for our carport entryway door was a mess. There are dings and dents in the metal at the bottom. I thought painting it would help camouflage the dents.
The color I selected is Havana Coffee. The paint is Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior paint and primer in one. Even though the paint contains the primer I decided to double up and bought some Kilz primer for the job.
First order of business was to tape off around the glass panes/inserts with painters tape and lay down a drop cloth. I tend to be a messy painter.
I asked that the primer be tinted and they told me it couldn’t be tinted the same color as the paint. I’m not sure why? Maybe they would have to add too much color to the mix??
The Havana Coffee is a very deep, rich, brown. Really prettyThe major issue I had with the paint job was allowing the doors to dry enough that the paint wouldn’t stick when the doors were closed, making the fresh paint peel off..