3 door painting tips to make your next project a breeze
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
If you've been inspired to paint your doors, we'd like to share a few of our favorite door painting tips that will help you pull off a flawless look in no time.
This month, we've shown you how doors aren't just a barrier between rooms. They can become an extension of your personal style with the right creative twist. If you've been inspired to try something new on your doors, we'd like to share a few of our favorite painting tips that will help you pull off a flawless look in no time.
1. Get the right tools
2. Take time to prep
The easiest way to paint your doors is to leave them on the hinges. This will save you time if you plan to paint both sides and prevent the hassle of re-installing. Just be sure to protect against accidental paint drips by laying a painting sheet or newspapers on the floor. Be sure to give your doors a thorough cleaning as well. Doors often collect more dust than you might realize which can result in a clumpy paint job.
If you're not sure what type of paint is currently on your doors, a best practice is to always sand it lightly and coat with a good primer. The last thing you'll want is for your beautiful paint job to chip away with everyday use.
If you'll be painting around existing hardware, try covering knobs and levers with aluminum foil instead of painter's tape thanks to this tip from Real Simple. This will allow you to adequately cover those awkwardly shaped trims and preserve the finish. Diane Henkler of InMyOwnStyle.com suggests covering hardware with rubber cement which will peal away with ease when you've finished painting.
3. Paint by numbers
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