How to Paint a Door

The doors in your home act as accents, perhaps highlighting and accentuating your home's most interesting features. Because of this, they are often painted with higher sheens, which naturally draw the eyes to their glossy surface.

For Best Results:

Work on doors from top to bottom.

Allow enough time for the paint to dry fully before putting doors back into use. Otherwise, they will stick together.

  1. Painting door panels

    Step 1

    Use a brush for painting in a small panel.  You can use a brush over the entire surface to avoid the appearance of roller stipple.

  2. Reattaching door.

    Step 2

    Allow enough time for the paint to dry fully before putting doors and windows back into use. Otherwise, they will stick together.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Brush (2"-2½")

  • Bucket

  • Vinyl Gloves

  • Ladder

  • Paint Can Opener

  • Rags

  • Sandpaper (150-220 Grit)

  • Stir Stick

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