How to correctly paint a door, because someday my husband will come home to find a red front door.
Contrary to popular belief, there is a special way that one needs to paint a front door, especially if it has a lot of panels. You want to make sure you do it right so you don’t have any drippings or pool ups of paint.
I like this chart because all I have to do is follow the numbers in order. It’s like paint-by-numbers, remember that?
So why the need to paint in this order? I mentioned a couple of reasons above, to avoid drippings and pooling of paint. If you start in the panels you prevent the pool ups. These areas are easy to build up excess paint, so if you concentrate on them first you can run your brush back over the area to pick up and pooled areas.
Next you will paint the center. The reason for this is to catch any drips that were caused from painting the panels. From the center you can move out to the edges.
Remember to paint with the grain in order to hide the brush marks.
Last, the edges. Then voila! A new red door!