I have two typical steel entry doors that were factory primed. They were installed 8 years ago in a new addition on my home. I am finally (!?) getting ready to paint them.
The interior finish paint (that is already on the trim) is oil-based semi-gloss. The exterior finish paint will be latex.
I am unsure of three things:
- Obviously I should clean the doors thoroughly - but with what? Is soap and water OK?
- Is any additional primer needed due to the 8 years of exposure?
- Is any additional primer needed for oil paint (which is now uncommon, sadly)?