paint thickness on external doors

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by woodburner, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. woodburner

    woodburner New Member


    I have some external doors to hang and am wondering what I should allow for a coat of primer, two undercoats, and two top coats of gloss?

    I have got this wrong in the past and it has taken ages to rectify.

    Any advice much appreciated,

  2. sambuca

    sambuca New Member

    The norm is to allow the thickness of a 50p piece around all edges, make sure that you seal the top and especially the bottom edges before hanging as h this is where dampness normally gets in and causes swelling.

  3. woodburner

    woodburner New Member

    Thanks Sam,

    Funny you should say this because I had used the traditional 2p before and last night thought to myself just use a pound coin instead but 50p would be easier to handle as it is larger.

  4. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Old 50p, I presume!

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
  5. ponty01.

    ponty01. New Member

    er, excuse me, but i dont think the question posed has actually been answered, in any way, shape or form
  6. ponty01.

    ponty01. New Member

    me: 1 coat of primer, 1 undercoat (always use on exterior paintwork) and two gloss. use oil based whilst they are still available, much longer lasting.
  7. woodburner

    woodburner New Member

    Thanks Ponty,

    I am using Dulux Weathershield Exterior Gloss - three part system. I am not a pro so will see how it looks after the first undercoat and how much sanding it needs.


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