Can you give me tips for painting my new front door?
It's been lying on a table in my project room for over a year and now I'm finally going to paint it. I'm using Zinzzer Bullseye 1-2-3 Primer which I had tinted gray. The door will be a very deep red paint from Sherwin Williams. I've been told I should use two coats of primer. The directions on the can say a coat will be "dry to the touch in 30 minutes & can be topcoated in 1 hour. Full adhesion and hardness develops in 7 days." So my questions are: I should wait 1 hour to apply the second coat of primer, right? And then wait 1 more hour to apply the red? Is the red the top coat? Then, I'm not sure about the drying time on the red paint. The photo below is from the can. This "clock" isn't 12 hours. So just WHAT TIME is it showing for dry time? I can't find drying time anywhere else on the label. After I apply the red, then I wait until it's fully dry before I apply the second coat. But then, it says "hardness develops in 7 days." Does that mean after my second coat of red, I should wait 7 days before having the door hung? Since it seems this is going to be a time-consuming thing, I for SURE don't want to mess it up. I have a bit of trepidation about painting the front door red because if it chips, it will CERTAINLY show. There are no kids or dogs in my house so the door won't be treated roughly. To try to eliminate chipping, should I add a third coat of red?