Painting Doors | Benjamin Moore

Painting Doors | Benjamin Moore


Many professional painters suggest removing
doors and placing them on saw horses or blocks to make them easier to paint. Now you wanna
take out the hinge pins to remove the door. If you have the time and space, this method
will give you the best results. But if you don’t want to remove the door, and quite
often they’re very heavy, here are some basic steps to follow to achieve a really
good quality paint job. First remove the door handle and hardware
from the door, and place them in a plastic bag or a container so they don’t get lost.
Now this way you won’t have to paint around the hardware when you paint the door, eliminating
any swirling effect on the paint around them. Now if you can’t remove the hardware from
the door this is easy, just place some painter’s tape over them so they don’t get splattered
with paint. Now this is important, you want to lightly
sand and wash the door to remove any dirt or grease. Now you want to start by painting
the closing edge of the door first; this will give you more time for the paint to dry and
help prevent the door from sticking. Now after you’ve painted the edge of the door, begin
painting the surface of the door from the top to bottom. And if you have solid panels
in the door, paint those panels from the top to bottom as well. Then paint the area around the panels of the
door, again going from the top and working your way to the bottom. Using a Benjamin Moore
two and a half inch paintbrush will give you the best results. Now if you happen to have
a smooth, flat door you could use this, a small slim Jim roller. Now if you’re gonna
be using latex paint you’re gonna have to work fairly quickly to prevent brushing back
in to the areas that have begun to set. This will leave unsightly brush marks. You wanna make sure the paint on the door
is completely dry before you put the door knob and hardware back on the door. Now if
you’d like to use a paint on the door that would be easier to clean we recommend using
a sheen that is higher in gloss than what’s on the walls, possibly the same as the trim
and the door frames. Now the high gloss will showcase your doors; however, this is a personal
choice.

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