Mr. Baker actually saved me several steps and I'm thankful. Preparation and product are vital to painting. It's kind of like gardening and preparing the soil for the plant to grow. Since Mr. Baker had already put so much time into preparing the frig to paint I used his beige paint as a primer and used the same Exterior Satin Latex from Sherwin Williams that I used for my shop doors. My turquoise is a custom color that I have had remixed dozens of times. You can bring anything into the paint store and they will scan it to match that item you love and BAM....it's your favorite paint color! You can read the "Doors Are Painted" blog and see the products used.
Step I is cover your work area with a drop cloth. The floors are not so pretty where she is sitting and sooner or later there will be paint on them BUT for now I'm keeping it later. Step 2 is degloss and clean. Step 3 is my favorite 2 inch Purdy XL Angle Brush. I've had mine for years and you can also if you take care of it. They cost more than other brushes but are so worth it. You always wet your brush (unless it's a dry brush tech but that's another day and another project) and then shake the water out and then get your brush smooth. Step 3 is the way I painted. I started at the bottom far corner, went up the side, over the top and down the other side. I made about a six inch path. I repeated the pattern until the body was painted. I painted the inside edge around the body and the inside edge of the door. When I painted the door I started at the top of the door going straight down to the bottom of the door. I didn't want a rainbow pattern with my brush stroke. Step 4 is store your brush in a cup filled with water because Step 5 is the waiting game...wait until tomorrow then do a second coat with the same brush pattern. Make sure you don't start with to much water in your brush. Step 6 is the clean up. I clean my Purdy with Dawn Dish Soap and a wire brush. What you leave in today will effect your next paint project. Mr. Baker also saved me having to paint the guard. He painted it black and I like it like that.