High gloss or semi-gloss latex paint is used for painting interior doors and trim. Glossy sheens showcase the door frame better and it’s easier to clean once it’s dry. For doors that open to the outside use latex-based exterior paint designed specifically for use on trim.
Can you use normal paint on door frames?
You can also choose to paint the frame any colour you want – it doesn’t have to be the same colour as the door. Painting the frame a contrasting colour from the wall will help it stand out. But you can paint it the same colour as the wall and door to help it blend in.
Should doors be satin or semi gloss?
Paint with a satin finish is formulated to hold up to cleaning and light scrubbing. Semi-gloss: Semi-gloss paint is most often used on doors, trim, and cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms.
Is it better to spray or roll interior doors?
Whether you spray, brush or roll, you’ll get the best results if you prepare the door properly, and, because paint levels better on a horizontal surface, if you take the door down and lay it flat. Even if you have to paint the door in place, you can still get good results.
Should I use a brush or roller to paint a door?
Tips for plain doors:
If you are going to paint a plain, flat door, use a foam roller to roll on the paint and use an angled brush to paint the sides. You want to make sure you leave no roller lap marks. To remove any lap marks, roll a lightly-loaded roller over the wet coat of paint to smooth.
Do you need to sand a primed door before painting?
Light sanding of pre-primed doors prior to painting is recommended. If primer has been removed or damaged from any part of the door during shipping or handling, lightly sand and re-prime the exposed areas. Follow the primer manufacturer’s instructions for application.