How to Paint a Paneled Door

Ever wonder how to paint a door? In this video I am going to show you everything you are going to need to know about how to paint a paneled door. This same system will work weather you are painting and Interior or exterior door, and will work for many different substrates including wood, metal and fiberglass doors. I will show you the correct way to prepare the door as well so that your finish will adhere properly, and so that you can be confident that your door is painted right!

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    “Magic Dave”: Unfortunately, I couldn’t bring myself to read beyond the first paragraph of your comment. Are you seriously suggesting that inexperienced painters attempt to paint within 1/16-inch of un-taped door hardware instead of simply removing the hardware? I don’t even know what else to say…

  2. Jason
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Permalink
  3. Magic Dave
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Too many errors here… first, no need to remove door handles (it is not required and too difficult for most beginners, contrary to what is claimed in this video)… you need to learn how to brush (cut) around handles (no taping either)… (the trick is to stay away from the hardware about 1/32 to 1/16 inch)…

    Next, sanding is hardly ever required except for older worn out doors… and can cause hard to cover scratches…

    Washing is also usually not required except if lots of dirt is present… if grease is present, use Lacquer Thinner and rag to clean it off…

    Prime any bare spots (bare wood or metal) using a pigmented shellac primer (drys faster) and if necessary after it drys, give only these spots a light sanding…

    New paint purchased from paint stores does not require any straining, it’s clean 99% of the time…

    Use FLAT EDGE BRUSHES… angle edge brushes are for beginning users who can’t cut in properly…

    Choice of which door edges to paint, is debatable and sometimes BOTH edges need the same color, it’s dependent on the users requirements for the specific room/door arrangement…

    Don’t hold the paint bucket in your hand when up on a step ladder (too dangerous), place it onto the step and brush from it…

    If you know how to roll paint using the “Dry Roller Technique” it can give an acceptable uniform tight stipple finish and get rid of unsightly brush marks… (the technique is: wet down a roller as for normal application, then roll it out somewhere till it is nearly dry with paint, then use it to roll over the surfaces in question, to give a tight stipple finish)…

    Two coats are not required… one heavy coat if applied correctly and if using High Quality Paint will give satisfactory results…

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