Well I’ve been sitting on the idea for months – maybe even months and months. I just couldn’t decide if I wanted to try it out or not.
Well, this convinced me:
My bedroom door has seen better days – and between all of the pictures we’ve stuck to it and all of the furniture we’ve moved (obviously not very carefully) through it – it was time.
Should you decide to follow suit – I thought I’d share what I learned as far as “how to paint doors”.
Start with the panels – edges and interior first.
Second step is to paint all the way down the middle – from the top of the panels to the bottom.
Next go across (horizontally) through the middle. Again, stop where the panel edges start and stop.
Finally, go around the perimeter.
I like when the sides have the long brushstrokes from top to bottom, so I go from top edge to bottom, then I just fill in the horizontal edges in between.
This is two coats later:
Another thing to note – using a paintbrush and long, smooth strokes will give you a more glossy finish. That’s how I like my front door.
Using a roller – as I did here – will give you a softer finish, but you won’t have any brush strokes.
Totally up to you which you prefer.
What do you think?
Is it more elegant/sophisticated?
Should I do the other doors in the house?
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