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I am painting 9 story building elevators. There are four elevators per floor so all together there are 36 elevator doors to be painted. Since I am working in the evening I can stop 3 elevators and let one operate. Problem is I need to paint the sides of the doors where it closes. It is a metallic paint and requires 10 hours drying time. If I paint one floor then I would have to wait until doors dry before I can move on to other floor because I cannot close doors while they are not dry. If I work on this schedule it would take me 18 days to paint all elevator doors. Does anyone have good idea about this?
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May have to paint inner lips of the doors, let dry, then move on to the outer panels. Maybe someone else has a better idea. May take you more than 18 days my brother.
 

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try a Japanese drier,for faster drying..and a couple fans
 

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Check with "Building Super" They should have a way to open the doors without the elevator being at the individual floors. You would have to make sure the areas was secure so no one would enter the open shaft area. But you could do each shaft and the doors for the nine floors. Dependent upon how many you can paint per day would make the job any where from a two day to four day job.
 

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How about painting as many doors and floors as possible, closed, then address the insides separately. Maybe use a faster drying product thats similar in color. People don't notice that small area as much as the faces.
 

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Just checked the original post date. You've probably finished the job. Hope everything turned out. It did get me thinking how I'd approach the same situation.
 

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we never got to find out what type of paint he was using. I would assume for lift doors a cellulose-based paint would be used on lift doors. isn't that pretty fast drying?

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