How to Paint Interior Doors

What you’ll need:

When you’re decorating a room it’s important to paint the interior door to complete your new, refreshed look. From preparation and priming to adding the final coat of gloss or eggshell paint, our guide includes everything you need to know to achieve a perfect finish.

Step 1

Make sure the door is clean before you start by giving it a good dust.

make sure the door is clean

Step 2

Mask off or remove fittings such as handles, brackets or hinges.

Step 3

If the door is already painted, use a sander or fine sandpaper to give the paint a good bond.

Step 4

Use a large size paintbrush to cover the surface area quicker.

Step 5

Brush the paint in the same direction as the grain in even strokes.

paint in the same direction as the grain in even strokes

Step 6

Let the paint dry thoroughly before you apply a second coat.

apply a second coat once the first is dry

Step 7

Leave the door to dry for at least 12 hours.



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