What kind of paint do you use on doors?
Fingerprints and grime are to be expected on interior doors in high-traffic areas. So pick paint with a gloss or semi-gloss finish, rather than flat or eggshell, for a surface that’s much easier to wipe clean. A glossier paint also makes doors and trim stand out beautifully against the flatter wall surface.
What kind of paint do you use on doors and trim?
The traditional choice for painting doors, trims and skirting boards has always been oil based gloss because it’s practical and hardwearing. Gloss paint holds up better for cleaning.
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 paint a door with a brush or roller?
Brush out rolled paint. Brushed paint usually levels out better than rolled paint, and any brush marks are less noticeable than roller stipple. Pro tip: With top-quality enamel and roller sleeves, roller results can be super smooth.
Can you paint a door while its hanging?
Doors can be awkward to remove from their frames, so it’s often easier to paint them in place. That way, you can paint both sides without having to wait for one side to dry. You also don’t have to worry about nicking the fresh paint when you re-hang the door.
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.
Do I need to sand my door before painting?
Exposure to the great outdoors leaves your front door dirty, so take a few minutes to wipe it down before painting. Sand the entire door to help the new paint stick well, remembering to sand the edges since you want to give them a fresh coat of paint as well.