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What kind of paint for metal threshold?

post #1 of 9
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Long story but my custom door was supposed to have a black threshold which I found out after it was installed that it is actually silver. Anyway, I'm needing to paint it black and figured before I spray it with Rustoleum, maybe someone here has some advice for something that will look perfect and not require much talent as I'm in short supply of that in the painting department.

Also, it'll obviously need to be durable and withstand being walked on.

Thanks!
post #2 of 9
That's a tough one. The black thresholds are usually anodized. Paint won't hold up for long. If you can remove the threshold I'd suggest either powder coating it or get an anodized threshold from your door supplier. Most likely the door frame has to come out to remove the threshold. Sucks.
post #3 of 9
What about a dye of some sort? Probably test beforehand on a scrap piece of aluminum.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=20081&cat=1,190,42942

Or, colour it in with black sharpies... tongue.gif
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Had a crazy idea this morning... what about truck bed liner? Stuff is pretty durable and has a matte black finish. Not sure how easy it is to mask off and cleanup overspray but I'm thinking something like this maybe...

Dupli-Color TR250 Truck Bed Coating Aerosol - 16.5 oz.
post #5 of 9
Not crazy! That's a great idea.
post #6 of 9
How about the back no slip tread stuff you put on steps you you don't slip. No painting needed... something like this.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005BNYV2Y/?tag=hyprod-20&hvadid=19398563976&hvpos=1o2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=53133013809957278&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&ref=asc_df_B005BNYV2Y
post #7 of 9
Have you contacted the manufacturer? Sounds like their problem if you ask me mad.gif
post #8 of 9
why not scuff it up and then use a self etching primer followed by a top coat of your choice?
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by bobs77vet View Post

why not scuff it up and then use a self etching primer followed by a top coat of your choice?

Ha. And now were full circle. My original plan was to do just that and hit it with Rustoleum which would look perfect at first but I'm assuming the foot traffic would wear it out. Could be wrong? It's probably like everything else in this project and Im over complicating/thinking it.
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