Quick Guide to Painting a Door

Quick Guide to Painting a Door

DIY painting can be a very enjoyable and satisfying way to cut the costs of improving your home and is one of the easiest DIY tasks which you can undertake. So how do you paint a door, whether that be a new interior door or to renovate old paintwork.

The first thing to do when paining any interior door is to remove the handles and locking mechanism, this makes the painting job much easier and stops you getting paint all over the handles etc.

To prepare a new wooden door for painting, sand down the door with a fine sand paper following the grain, any sharp edges should be slightly rounded off. Once sanding has been completed, wipe the door down with a clean cloth and white spirit to remove all dust and debris.

Fold ‘old’ interior doors, check for any loose paint, remove then sand the surrounding area with to even the doors surfaces. Do any filling necessary, then – to complete the preparation, rub the entire door down with fine sandpaper. If the paint work is in good condition then you may not need to prime or undercoat the door (especially if it is to be painted the same colour), although it is advisable to sand down the existing paintwork and apply a thin undercoat prior to applying the top coat of paint.

Whether a new or old interior door, it’s always a good idea to apply a couple of thin coats – this is always better than trying to get away with just applying one thick coat of paint. This will nearly always look rough and will very likely run.

To apply the first coat of paint, start with the beading around the panels making sure you avoiding any paint runs. Coat the door panels themselves following the grain of the wood. Next paint the vertical & horizontal stiles with smooth vertical paint strokes, again following the grain of the wood. Finally coat the edges of the door with smooth vertical strokes, and as before, try to ensure you to catch any runs or build ups of paint on the corners.

Allow time for the door to dry and then rub down the door with fine sandpaper, wipe the door down with a clean cloth to remove any dust, and then apply the second coat in the same way.

If you are looking to replace your doors and are considering having high quality wooden doors fitted, then these are often a great choice as they can be of different styles and can be finished in a variety of attractive ways and Blacketts doors stock a fabulous range of internal & external wooden doors that can satisfy on every level.

You will find a wide range of internal & external wooden doors in our online store for each and every room within your property, and of course we stock a great range of stunning wooden front doors and beautiful wooden patio doors designed to help lift the exterior of your home and provide the perfect welcome. Why not check out or latest stock now, you won’t be disappointed.

For more information call us today on 0191 2734073 or visit the Blacketts Doors website.

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