Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Freshly Painted Doors

I have finally painted the interior of our new side and back doors!



Dramatic difference, I know. And sorry again for the bad pic...I still don't have my camera back.

A few things to keep in mind when painting aluminum doors:

  • Don't tape anything. This is more of my golden rule for painting anything as it makes a bigger mess than it's worth!
  • Do the third coat, just to be safe.
  • Use a paint that is a primer/paint definitely saves time!
  • Give the paint a couple of days to dry and then apply an even coat of polyurethane. I haven't done this yet, but it will keep the paint from scratching off the surface.

I still need to paint the exterior, but as I mentioned yesterday, Ida has made her way through and left everything soaking wet. I cannot bear the thought of painting and then watching it peel due to moisture in the air, so I'll wait until we are home from vacation.

Speaking of vacation...3 DAYS!!!!

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