How do you paint a steel entry door?


my entry door is gross its stell cant afford a new one can i paint it if i can how do i paint it

  7 answers
  • Jan Marie Jan Marie on Oct 05, 2018

    Lightly sand the door to give the new paint something to adhere to. I prefer to paint my door when it is horizontal on saw horses. This help to eliminate drips and even brush marks. If you have any rust marks on the door you will need to sand and prime those spots first. Remove the door handle, lock, and hinges before you start. Removing these will make your paint job look neater and is faster than taping everything up. Definitely do not paint over the hinges. Good luck.

  • Cindy Cindy on Oct 05, 2018

    Hi Helen. I'm Cindy. I had a steel front door on my last house. I painted it every couple years. Rustoleum makes a paint for steel doors. Several colors to choose from. You can buy it from your local home improvement store. Hope this helps you. Best wishes and good luck.

  • William William on Oct 05, 2018

    How other Hometalkers did it.

  • Helen Dianne Stebelskyj Helen Dianne Stebelskyj on Oct 06, 2018

    thank you so much for your advice

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Oct 06, 2018

    I would sand then use painters tape and newspaper to mask off anything you don’t want painted. Use a spray paint that matches your decor. There are many spray paints available in a variety of metallic colors.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Oct 06, 2018

    How to’s answered, but choose a fun, welcoming color! You can tell people how to find you by,your the ones with the sunny yellow door, or forget me not blue door,...

  • Karen Karen on Oct 06, 2018

    I painted mine a burnt orange with a foam roller. I used Lowes brand exterior paint and it is fine. I also painted the storm door the same color and parts of it were plasic and it has stayed fine.