Rusty Metal Door Painting

Painting metal doors is an essential part of maintaining the appearance of commercial buildings in the Bay Area, CA. Metal doors are a common sight in warehouses, factories, commercial kitchens, emergency and fire exits, and other facilities.

There is no doubt about the versatility, durability, and security that hollow metal doors provide to commercial buildings. But it doesn’t mean they’re not spared from damage, especially if they’re not properly maintained. They are prone to dents and rust – especially rust.

Exterior metal doors are more susceptible to corrosion due to constant exposure to air and moisture. Instead of going to the expense and trouble of replacing metal doors, it is better and more economical to paint them, especially if they’re still in good working condition. Commercial painters in the Bay Area can remove rust from metal surface doors and apply a fresh coat of paint on them, restoring their original appearance and condition.

Custom Painting, Inc., one of the most trusted commercial painters in the Bay Area, has years of experience in painting various surfaces and conditions, including rusty metals. In dealing with rusty metal doors, we use the correct paints, tools, and techniques to remove all rust, leaving the surfaces smooth and clean for paint.

Our rusty metal door painting process steps

Aluminum, steel, wrought iron, and stainless steel are the common metals used for making doors. Stainless steel and aluminum have excellent anti-rust and corrosion properties. Steel and wrought iron alone, if not treated or alloyed with other metals, can be prone to rust.

Custom Painting, Inc. preserves and revitalizes rusty metal doors with proper cleaning, priming, and painting using only quality paints, materials, and application methods.

  1. Remove the door.
  2. Remove the door hardware such as the doorknob and hinges. If the hardware has also been affected by rust, we soak it in a rust remover solution for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preparing the workspace by covering the lawn, flower garden, or deck floors to protect them from dripping paint and debris.
  4. Remove the loose rust and flaking paint from the door’s surface. In case some areas are heavily rusted and pitted, they cannot be removed by simple manual wire brushing. Instead, we may use a drill with a wire wheel attachment to get rid of the rust.
  5. Sand off the remaining rust.
  6. Clean the painted areas of the metal door with a degreaser and cleaner to get it ready for priming and painting. 
  7. Apply a quality rust-inhibiting primer.
  8. Apply an even coat of quality exterior paint formulated for metal surfaces. We usually apply two coats of paint, choosing either rolling or spraying for the application. Then we allow the first coat to dry completely before applying the second coat.
  9. Re-install the hardware on the metal door.
  10. Re-install the newly painted door.
  11. Clean up the worksite and properly dispose of debris and waste.

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Advantages of painting rusty metal doors

Painting rusty metal doors of commercial buildings can offer several advantages:

  • Enhanced appearance – Painting rusty metal doors can significantly improve the overall aesthetic appeal of a commercial building. It gives a fresh, clean look that can be inviting to customers, clients, and visitors.
  • Protection from corrosion – One of the primary reasons for painting rusty metal doors is to protect them from further corrosion. Rust weakens metal structures over time, leading to deterioration and potential safety hazards. Painting forms a protective barrier that shields the metal surface from moisture and oxygen, thereby preventing rust formation and extending the lifespan of the doors.
  • Prevention of further damage – Rust can spread quickly if left unchecked, causing irreversible damage to metal doors. By painting over rusty areas, you can halt the progression of corrosion and prevent the need for costly repairs or replacements in the future.
  • Improved durability – A high-quality paint job can increase the durability of metal doors, making them more resistant to scratches, dents, and other forms of wear and tear. This can help maintain the structural integrity of the doors and ensure long-term functionality.
  • Ease of maintenance – Painted metal doors are easier to clean and maintain compared to rusty ones. Regular cleaning and occasional touch-ups can help preserve the appearance and condition of the doors, reducing the need for extensive maintenance efforts.
  • Enhanced weather resistance – Paint acts as a protective shield against environmental elements such as rain, snow, UV radiation, and extreme temperatures. By sealing the metal surface, painting helps prevent moisture intrusion and other weather-related damage, thereby increasing the resilience of the doors in harsh conditions.
  • Customization and branding – Painting rusty metal doors provide an opportunity to customize the appearance of the building and reinforce branding elements such as colors, logos, and signage. This can help create a cohesive visual identity and improve brand recognition among customers and passersby.

Painting rusty metal doors of commercial buildings offers aesthetic and functional benefits, contributing to the property’s maintenance, protection, and overall appeal.

Hire Custom Painting, Inc. for rusty metal door painting services

For over four decades, Custom Painting, Inc. has been making the painting process as easy, smooth, and stress-free as possible. Over the years, we have expanded our services from interior and exterior painting to acoustic ceiling removal, drywall and ceiling repair, custom crown molding installation, power washing, wallpaper removal, rusty metal door painting, and a lot more. Despite the expansion of our services, we have never lost sight of providing quality workmanship in whatever we do. Customer satisfaction is always our top goal.

Are you looking for commercial metal door painting services? Contact us at 925-294-8062 or message us for your free estimate request. We look forward to working with you!