painting an exterior metal door
I need to paint my Stanley exterior front door which is metal. I tried to google "Stanley" and could only come up with sellers of Stanley products but nothing for Stanley doors or a Stanley company. BUT that is not my question. I have this metal door which was painted with latex paint when we moved here. It started to chip and peel and while it was fun to peel big sheets of paint off of the door it left me with a naked door. The door is very smooth. I am guessing that it should be painted with an oil based paint. If this is wrong let me know. I do not know how to prep this door for paint. Could someone tell me how? Also what is the best way to do this whole thing so that I don't have to have the door off its hinges (or open) while it dries for too long (I would prefer not to have my front door open all night for too long). I am only painting the outside of the door at this time. The door is currently white and I will be painting it black. Thanks in advance for your help.
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