Features You Can Expect
Repainting the Door
Wash the surface thoroughly with a solution of *Trisodium Phosphate (TSP). Buff the surface lightly with extra fine-grade steel wool. Repair any rust or bare metal areas and coat with a zinc-based primer. Paint with premium quality oil base or latex exterior paint. Avoid the use of solvents (mineral spirits can be used). Apply paint to a small area of the door to test for adhesion. If the new paint does not chip, crack, or bubble, apply it to the remainder of the door. If in doubt about the correct paint system to use, contact a painting professional.
*TSP is a common cleaning ingredient and is available at most hardware stores.
Repainting Window Frames & Decorative Inserts
Remove the insert from the window. Wash with mild detergent and buff the surface lightly with extra fine-grade steel wool. The frames can be repainted with either:
- An oil-based primer/latex top coat or
- An oil-based paint (no primer required)