Painting doors

 

Remove handles and hinges from doors if possible before painting.

Remove handles and hinges from doors if possible before painting. Although not essential, this makes it much easier to apply paint. Place the door you want to paint on a pair of sawhorses or a small table.

Non-paneled doors
Paneled doors


Painting non-paneled doors


1. Start by painting the bottom edge, top edge and sides of door.
2. Paint small sections of door at a time, applying paint width-wise.
3. Paint lengthwise (with the grain).
4. Smooth out paint lengthwise from unpainted to painted area.
5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for other sections of the door.


Painting paneled doors

1- Start by painting the bottom edge, the top edge and the sides.
2- Paint moulding.
3- Paint panels.
4- Paint the central mullion.
5- Paint transoms.
6- Paint outer mullions.