Can You Paint a Storm Door?

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Whether your storm door is starting to show its age or you’re simply ready for a change, painting a storm door is a quick and easy way to give it new life.

Storm doors are usually made of metal or wood, and both can be successfully painted with the right preparation. If your storm door is made of metal, start by cleaning it with soap and water to remove any dirt, grease, or other build-up. Once it’s clean, use a primer designed for metal surfaces to help the paint adhere. For wood storm doors, sanding the surface before painting will help the paint to stick and will also help you achieve a smooth finish.

Once you’ve prepped your storm door, choose a paint color that complements the rest of your home’s exterior. High-quality exterior paint will hold up well to the elements and will provide adequate coverage in one or two coats. If you’re unsure about what color to choose, ask for samples at your local hardware store so you can test them out before making a final decision.

Once you’ve chosen your color, apply the paint evenly with a brush or roller, taking care to avoid drips or streaks. If you’re using multiple colors, allow each coat to dry completely before adding the next. Once you’ve finished painting, stand back and admire your handiwork!

What You Need

To paint a storm door, you’ll need the following supplies:
-exterior paint
-paint primer
-paint tray
-ruler or measuring tape
-newspaper or drop cloths
-ladder (if needed)

Preparing the Door

Once you have decided to paint your storm door, the first step is to prep the door for painting. All of the hardware and any other metal fixtures on the door should be removed. If possible, remove the door from its hinges and lay it flat on a table or saw horses. This will make painting easier and will help you avoid missing any spots.

Next, use a fine-grit sandpaper to lightly sand the door surface. This will rough up the surface of the door so that the paint will better adhere to it. Wipe away any sanding dust with a damp cloth.

If there are any areas of the door that are particularly dented or damaged, you may want to use a filler putty to repair them before painting. Apply the putty, allow it to dry, and then sand it smooth before proceeding to painting.

Applying the Paint

If you are painting a storm door made of steel, the best type of paint to use is a high-quality latex enamel. If your storm door is made of aluminum, then you should use an acrylic latex paint. If the door is made of wood, you can use either a latex or oil-based paint.

Finishing Up

As with any painting project, be sure to clean up your work area when you’re done. If you’re using a paint sprayer, you’ll need to clean it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you’re painting with a brush or roller, wash your paint brushes and rollers in warm, soapy water.