Painting Doors


It is interesting to note that you can change the appearance and beauty of your room just by painting the door. You really do not need much remodeling or construction work to get your room to look different.

|

 

|

If you want to remove stains from the interior doors in your house, just sand to remove any sheen from the surface. To protect the room floor from stains, you can place a drop cloth to collect the dust and paint that may drop. You can also remove door knob and lock if you have one before sanding. This will make painting easier.  After the door is sanded and cleaned, use a good primer to make sure that the old stain will not reflect on the finished work. If you want to paint both sides of the door, it is better to leave the door on the hinges and kept open half way to get access to both sides of the door.  If you want to paint only one side and get a good finishing, it would be better to remove the door and lay it flat on the floor.

|

 

|

It is also recommended that for a good job, you should take off the hinges when you remove the door.

|

 

|

With the primer coat finished and dry, apply the finish coat of paint, again, with nice long even strokes following the wood grain.  You can apply a second coat if the original colour was a lot darker than the new finish.  After the paint has completely cured, put the hinges back if they were removed, re-fix the door and replace the doorknob and lockset back on.

|

 

|

The exterior doors may also need a good exterior grade paint or if stained a good exterior polyurethane can be used. If brushing with paint, follow the steps used in painting an interior door, removing all hardware and cleaning the surface properly. If the door was previously painted, the door must be sanded to bare wood again. Apply the stain with a rag, and after 10 minutes wipe off the excess.  This is done to allow the wood to absorb the stain evenly.

|

 

|

After the stain is completely dry, apply a polyurethane or lacquer with a good brush and long even strokes, following the wood grain again.  The trick here is to apply a few thin coats to avoid drips and runs, as this finish will be thinner than paint. When the final finish is complete, put all the door hardware back on.

For more information on finding a professional construction contractor for your residential or commercial construction or renovation project, view the online directory list of local contractors at www.ContractorRegistry.com.

Download our free iOS and Android app to find local professional contractors in our area.