Hello alllt; I have this great white metal security door that has gotten its beating with natural weathering. so I would like to paint it black with a heavy gloss (saw many black doors online and they all look great) my problem is that my door isnt wood it made up of metal or aluminum (not sure which type) but the molding is great and i would like to leave a flush finish on it with no drips or no spots un-touch. but with so many rollers @ home depot which one do I chose??? Never would I have thought painting my metal door be time consuming figuring out which brush or roller 2 choose.thanks!!
but with so many rollers @ home depot which one do I chose?? None of them. Make sure you rough up the existing finish just a bit, then spray paint it. A sprayed finish is going to leave you with all those good looking moldings still looking great. Al
Spray painting the door would be best. If you decide to roll the door, you need to use a very short nap on the roller. You will find rollers meant for smooth surfaces. That is the type of roller you want. A thick or deep nap will leave a rough texture in the paint.
Yes, I would definitely rough the door up a bit and remove all imperfections, prime/seal it. Then use a low nap roller, brushes tend to leave brush marks. A roller will make everything look smooth. Spray paint is also a good option as long as a good primer/sealer is applied. Most importantly a paint job is only as good as it's preparation-make sure all rust and imperfections are removed from the metal before priming and painting. Good Luck!