The doors, windows,
frames, cupboards, trims are all normally made of
wood, vinyl or metal. These should also be painted
while the house is being painted to give the house a
completely new look. While painting doors remember to
paint the main entry and exit doors of the house last.
So that the paint is allowed to dry without being
disturbed as the rest of the painting is complete.
Here are a few tips on how to paint doors.
Paint the door in its frame and on its
Clean hinges with alcohol. Coat them with
rubber cement to prevent painting. This can be peeled off
after the painting is done.
Remove doorknobs, handles, locks etc. If they
cannot be removed mask them.
Being painting the door from the frame. Being
with the inside bottom, the move to the header and then down
the sides of the frame
Paint the flat door from the inner hinge edge
and work your way over the door in one direction.
Use a 4-inch closed- end foam roller. Combine
rolling and brushing.
First use the roller to deliver paint onto
the door face rapidly and consistently. Then brush the applied
paint, with the brush for a smooth finish.
For paneled doors, begin working from the top
left- hand panel and work you way down the door in an orderly
fashion. Apply paint with the roller and the brush off the
paint. Work carefully and use a rag to wipe off any paint that
drips as you paint.
Let the paint dry completely. Sand the door
gently and then apply second coat.
Once the door is dry replace door fixtures
and peel off rubber cement from hinges.
To protect the floor while painting slip some
cardboard under the door.
To keep the door steady while painting use
wood shims in the gaps between the hinges.