Evening all…ok spoke too soon, still doing outside work but at least it involves a paint brush and not a garden brush!
Just restoring a stand alone large garage for a relative…all going by the numbers but I asked why they had stripped but not re-painted the pull door steel garage door.
Apparently they had tried painting it a couple of times with bad results. They say they primed it with a special paint were not sure what they used. Then they glossed it…not with anything particularly special judging by the same paint applied on other frames and wooden doors. Each time it cracked and flaked and so they have simply stripped it and left the steel finish. It looks poor and given it’s age some is starting to rust on patches.
Caused me to wonder what the optimum configuration would be when painting a large galv. steel door from scratch. Anyone any experience of doing this to the best standard please? If I’m going to do it then I’d hate for it to meet a similar fate third time.
Appreciate any advice as always. All the best