How to remove paint?


How do I repaint inside a front metal door my dog has scratched the paint off? Do I need to sand or remove the paint.

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  • Kathryn Kathryn on Aug 19, 2018

    I would sand it and paint with paint used specifically for metal. Then I would put a coat of polyurethane over that.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 19, 2018

    Hello Lorraine,

    Depends on whether you are bothered about the end finish or not. If it has gone down to the bare metal, you would need to rub down re- prime with metal primer and then undercoat and top coat. Or if he is lightly to do it again, you could consider screwing a piece of Plexiglass to the area to protect it. If you use clear you could slip Paper of some kind behind it so you can't see the scratches...................Good luck!

  • Kristin Gambaccini Kristin Gambaccini on Aug 23, 2018

    Just a good cleaning should be the prep.

  • Jody Price Jody Price on Aug 23, 2018

    Lightly sand a metal door before painting or you'll open up a huge can of worms with heavy sanding.

  • Kristin Gambaccini Kristin Gambaccini on Aug 23, 2018

    Also, if you decide to remove the paint, CitriStrip works wonders!

  • Hayden Scharrer Hayden Scharrer on Aug 23, 2018

    If it's just a scratch, just lightly sand to feather the edges and paint the area that needs it. CitriStrip did not work for my metal door however and I needed to use about 5 applications of the Klean Strip stripper. Worked like a charm, and after 15 minutes of each coat, I was able to just scrape the paint off with a metal scraper.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Sep 16, 2018

    Yes for a good job, use oil based products on metal.

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