I am planning to do the following minor work on my home next week and would love to get feedback and advice as far as prepping steps, paint types and tools (brushes, roller nap size) are concerned etc.
Paint front (oak?) door (outside only).
The outside finish has unfortunately weathered and I don't feel like trying to sand it down so far that I can re-stain it without it looking bad.
I'd prefer to simply sand and paint it.
Questions for #1:
Any sanding, paint and / or brush recommendations?
I was thinking of using a semi-gloss eggshell in blackish green (i.e whatever the darkest green available is).
Paint metal (galvanized steel?) shed in back yard.
I believe the guy in Home Depot said Rust-O-leum would work / be the one to go with.
Questions for #2:
Any suggestions on which paint to use?
I preferably want a paint I can get in custom colors (not sure if Rust-O-leum offers this?).
I want to paint the top a grayish/brown (have 'heather brown' shingles) and want to paint the sides off-white (light beige).
Pain the house foundation (i.e. the concrete that is on the sides and back of the house below the bottom of the siding) using the following (Behr Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint No. 68):http://www.behr.com/behrx/act/view/prod ... ts&catId=7
Questions for #3:
I believe I just need to use a 3/4" to 1" nap roller to apply it. Any other suggestions?
Presumably two coats would be better (last longer), or is one enough?
Job #4 (to come)
I can add photos if need be.