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Hello from Bridgewater MA.

We are in the process of going from commercial only to offering residential Garage doors.

I hired a salesman who is very capable of developing this business for us. However, the option of painting or staining doors now becomes a part of our offering. I have no interest in doing the painting myself, but will not let someone do this work on my behalf unless I have a good understanding of what the best practices are.

I am a somewhat regular contributor on the CT sister site, And look forward to learning and contributing here whenever I can.

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Welcome from Newburyport/Amesbury.

So your a garage door installer? There are a few of us on here from MA.
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Fish around on here and connect with a quality sub (like cd) and just hand that portion off.
In regards to best practices, it's really dependant and the situation and the door...you're in the right place though (mostly) to start....the mods might not boot ya as a CT member.
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Welcome. I think you're safe.
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Fish around on here and connect with a quality sub (like cd) and just hand that portion off.
In regards to best practices, it's really dependant and the situation and the door...you're in the right place though (mostly) to start....the mods might not boot ya as a CT member.
Thanks!

I am thinking about lining up a guy to come to our shop and prefinish before we install. If I can find a good painter I would be more than happy to hand if off.
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Welcome from Newburyport/Amesbury.

So your a garage door installer? There are a few of us on here from MA.
I'll keep an eye out. We get up your way on occasion
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Welcome from Newburyport/Amesbury.

So your a garage door installer? There are a few of us on here from MA.
I'll keep an eye out. We get up your way on occasion
We work in the Boston area a lot. Hit us up for a bid when your ready. Weather we use your shop or ours.
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We work in the Boston area a lot. Hit us up for a bid when your ready. Weather we use your shop or ours.
My salesman is mostly concentrated in Newton, Wellesley, Dover, Brookline Etc.

That could work for both of us. I'll send you a PM with a drawing of a job that should be coming in today or tomorrow.

How much will species of wood, South facing (dark colors) or shaded damp areas effect method, prep, and product? would you need to know that in advance?

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My salesman is mostly concentrated in Newton, Wellesley, Dover, Brookline Etc.

That could work for both of us. I'll send you a PM with a drawing of a job that should be coming in today or tomorrow.

How much will species of wood, South facing (dark colors) or shaded damp areas effect method, prep, and product? would you need to know that in advance?

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Shady damp areas is bad for pretty much all paints.

Depending on the situation will depend on paints used, additives, prep will be the same from door to door.

I typically like to look at each job since each job can require a different approach.

Now some will rip into me for this. Behr paint has a decent paint for areas like this. Mold inhibitors mixed in and made for damp areas. I am going to call all my paint reps today and ask what products they all have for these types of conditions.

Do you have a product you prefer? We use mostly the upper end to top line of paints only. No cheap stuff used by us. So like promar, super spec and other cheap lines we wont touch.
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Even if we don't end up doing any of your painting I should grab your contact info.
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I personally have no preference on brand, I am not well versed in painting and will not be doing the work. Speaking to another member here, who likes BM and DeVoe. But I am sure they all offer low end and premium products.

I have been doing large commercial and specialty doors, and have never had to paint doors in the past. Now that we are moving into residential, this will be something I will need to offer.

I do not want anything that is not the best reasonable methods and products for the application. If they do not like my price for painting the door properly, I will let them get their own painter, and keep paint out of my scope.
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Even if we don't end up doing any of your painting I should grab your contact info.
I just sent you an email,

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In many instances you may be asked to paint the doors using the same product your client used to paint the exterior of their house. Clients might like this approach, but it could be problematic for you because some products have been discontinued or reformulated and it doesn't allow you to develop a process using a specific product that you're confident in and willing to warranty.


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In many instances you may be asked to paint the doors using the same product your client used to paint the exterior of their house. Clients might like this approach, but it could be problematic for you because some products have been discontinued or reformulated and it doesn't allow you to develop a process using a specific product that you're confident in and willing to warranty.


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this year seemed to be that year, we were asked about products we never used and come to find out no longer made. We have also run into this issue where just a couple of like doors or trim needed touch ups but today's paint wont match exactly.
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You do exterior or interior residential painting?
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