How to paint a steel kahki front exterior door?

To paint a steel Kahki front exterior door with what product should I purchase to clean the door before painting. Also, what sort of paint would be best? Exterior? I plan on painting the door "Sundried Tomato" by Benjamin Moore.

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  • Mellissa Mellissa on Jul 03, 2018
    I would definitely ask your local paint store. They get asked this stuff all the time.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 03, 2018
    If the finish is free of cracking and peeling, but simply needs a fresh coat the surface can be lightly sanded and cleaned and a fresh coat of paint can be applied. If the surface is cracking or peeling, the paint needs to be removed with a paint stripper or heat gun.
    Once all the paint is off, sand any areas with sandpaper where the paint won’t budge, and then wash the door with TSP cleaner and rinse well. Let dry.

  • Ken Ken on Jul 03, 2018
    I agree with Ful. You have already selected the paint and therefore the supplier. Talk to them. There advice will be more trustworthy than the advice you will get here. Not that we don't give excellent advice, but it tends to be more generic and suited to where we live. The Benjamin Moore store personnel will know their products and the challenges of your climate.