Exterior Wood Doors/Trim

Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be cured, clean, sound, dry and free of all dirt, dust, efflorescence, wax, oil, grease, chalk and any other contamination that would interfere with new coating adhesion. Patch all nail holes, cracks and imperfections with exterior spackling compound. Sand and wipe clean. Woods subject to tannin bleeding should be primed with a stain blocking primer. Performance will be directly related to the degree of surface preparation.

Recommended Products


Primers: Sure Grip Interior/Exterior Acrylic Latex Primer
  Weather-Plate Acrylic Latex Exterior Primer
  Prime-O-Seal Exterior Alkyd Primer/Sealer

Finishes: SureFlo Interior/Exterior Acrylic Latex Enamel
  Palisade Ultra Premium Exterior Acrylic Latex
  Durango Acrylic Latex Exterior Finish
  Satinamel Interior/Exterior Alkyd Enamel
  CoteAll Multi-Purpose Alkyd Enamel
  EverCryl Exterior Acrylic Latex Finish

The products above are commonly recommended for ferrous metal. Other Diamond Vogel products, including zinc-rich primers, epoxies and polyurethanes from our High Performance Coatings, may be better suited for your project.  Please contact your Diamond Vogel representative for personalized service.