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  •  OMG, that single piece of molding (17+ / 0-)

    and the fan-cut baseboards have me inadvertently lolling. Sorry.
    I'm working on my new front door, an Arts&Crafts-inspired fiberglass model. It's primed white but is rough in spots so I'm sanding the sides where it's really rough with fine paper, then steel wool over the whole thing.
    I'm not happy at all with the way the window was caulked in on the exterior. The caulk is all thin and skwerly. I don't know how to approach it. Remove it? smoosh it in with a credit card? I like the three long door panels, though.
    Here's a likeness of the door, but the fan light is a camber top, the top line of which follows the curve design in the glass, and it opens in on the left-hand side.

    The door will be painted with water-based Rustoleum Kona brown gloss. Wish I could spray it. Or send it out. Also got all new dark bronze hardware on a deal for the 3 exterior doors. One key will rule them all.

    "He went to Harvard, not Hogwarts." ~Wanda Sykes
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    by OleHippieChick on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 06:49:56 AM PDT

    •  Teh Ceiling Cat could spray that door (10+ / 0-)

      It would be a bit more work and cost, but you could spray it using PreVal spray bottles, just mix the Rusto for spraying and fill the bottles, screw the pressurized cartridges on and spray away. Of course, the prep to spray is a looooot of work, only made easier if you can pull the door and lay it on sawhorses. But you'd still have to tape off the windows, and remove the hardware.

      OTOH, you can also buy "painting pads" - plastic handles with replaceable white pads that look like flat roller skins, probably 3/16" nap; I've had very good luck getting a smooth finish with them - just get the one you feel most comfortable using and remember, paint from the "inside" out, that is, the panels all get done before you paint the rail and stile faces, and any paint that gets on the rails or stiles gets partially wiped off to leave as little an edge as possible. That's not a big deal when spraying, but with brush or pad it makes a difference.

      If you want any more info PM me via KosMail. I've done lots of doors.
      John

      "When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." Thomas Jefferson

      by CodeTalker on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 08:46:25 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks, CodeT. (3+ / 0-)

        It is on sawhorses, brand new, no hardware yet, exterior face down, frame attached and opened so one long end of frame rests on the floor. I have the canister vac with brush head to get every last particle of dust.
        The plastic fan light frames need polypropylene primer before painting and that's holding me up. It's Rustoleum plastic primer in a spray can. Then tape out the windows after figuring out what to do with the botchy window caulk on the outside.

        "He went to Harvard, not Hogwarts." ~Wanda Sykes
        Teh Twitterz, I'z awn dem.
        Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat be apwn yu, srsly.

        by OleHippieChick on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 01:37:12 PM PDT

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