"The Front Door"

Discussion in 'Project Photos' started by enc, May 11, 2020.

  1. enc

    enc Active Member

    I'd been planning on giving the door a makeover dor sometime and as im running out of jobs now the time is right :)

    Heres the door i think its about 7 years old.. still in good nick though the part around the glass is discoloring slightly and i hate the brass effect iron wear.

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    I picked up some enamel aerosol from ebay. I havent a clue how hard wearing this stuff is but, i have nothing to loose... if it doesnt last i can replace the metal work later.


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    The metalwork is actually Anodised aluminum. Ready for flatting with 600 grit and wire wool

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    doesnt look too bad...for now :D

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  2. enc

    enc Active Member

    Time to gather the tackle ...

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    The door was washed down with sugar soap dried and wiped over with methylated spirit and dried.
    To key the door for paint it was flatted with wire wool and 600 grit sandpaper, brushed off then wiped down again with meths before a final wipe over with a tack cloth.

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    The door numbers are not going back on the door so the screw holes were filled with isopon plastic filler

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    Masking up...

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    Thanks to astramax for the heads up on the paint :cool:. This stuff is fantastic.

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    id bought a mini roller but as the door has a "grain" i got better results using a brush

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  3. Astramax

    Astramax Screwfix Select

    Looking great, top marks! ;)
     
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  4. enc

    enc Active Member

  5. Astramax

    Astramax Screwfix Select

    Nice level of sheen, complimented by the newly re-finished door furniture.
     
  6. enc

    enc Active Member

    The paint is very flattering as it's so easy to use ... im a crummy painter but im pleased with what ive achieved here.
    thanks again for recommending the paint ;)
     
  7. terrymac

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    Looks good , impressed enc !!
    How long lasting is that paint Astramax ??
     
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  8. Astramax

    Astramax Screwfix Select

    Pleased to have been able of help you.:)
     
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  9. Astramax

    Astramax Screwfix Select

    Depending on the usual preparation/location/substrate conditions etc it would be in the area of 5 to 6 years which would make it within the lifespan of other similar paints, the bonus is it is an easy paint to apply, dries quickly, covers very well and brushes wash out in soapy water. :)
     
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  10. enc

    enc Active Member

    Been a few days now and the repainted metalwork has had a chance to harden properly. I cut it back with T-cut and and sealed it with Poor Boys wheel sealant. hopefully, thois will give it a bit more protection.

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    New House number plaque fitted. The black porchlight will be replaced when I find something more suitable.

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    Waiting on a new doorbell to arrive and that should be it :rolleyes:
     
  11. Abrickie

    Abrickie Well-Known Member

    I discovered after re painting my front door, and still not got round to putting the numbers back on, the damn postie still delivers bills :(
     
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  12. enc

    enc Active Member

    we
    Tell the postie to post them at Bills house :p
     
  13. Abrickie

    Abrickie Well-Known Member

    He sends them back, I tried, in fact the cheeky sod sent me some of his as well :(:D
     

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