The door is perhaps the most noticeable thing from the curb. It is surprising how big a visual difference a freshly painted door will give to the house. The front door especially needs regular touch ups because it sees much scuffing, knocks, dents and different smudges and stains.
Many homeowners overlook or postpone applying a fresh coat of paint to the door for misplaced fears about the complexity of the job. But door painting is a relatively straightforward task when planned right. At A Burst Of Colour, we provide professional door painting services providing a fresh coat of paint for interior and exterior doors in Calgary and surrounding areas.
Picking A Door Paint Colour
If you are changing the door’s colour, you could use stick paint chips on the door to see how they look next to the surrounding wall. You can also purchase a few sample cans and apply them on a rough board to see how they look at different times of the day.
If you are applying a new coat on a surface that has never had paint, it is better to pick glossy paints. They are easier to clean, as they can be wiped down with soapy water without damage. If there is an existing coat of paint, ensure not to apply latex paint over oil paints, and vice-versa.
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Prepping The Door For Painting
For best results, it is advisable to remove the door and lay it flat while working on it. Remove the hinges, door knobs, and locks. Sand the entire door using a palm sander to achieve an even surface. Sanding also helps the primer adhere better to the surface. Ensure to clean off the dust.
Applying the Primer
Applying primer makes the final coat look more vivid. If you are using a color other than white, you can tint the primer. This will also reduce the amount of paint needed. Let the primer dry before sanding to even out the surface.
Door Edges & Trim
Use a paintbrush to paint the edges and trim details by hand. Eliminate drips by feathering out the paint at the edges.
Painting The Door Panels
The best results are achieved by using a roller to paint the flat panels. This achieves a more even coat. A 6-inch roller with a low nap texture works best. Roll the paint over the edges again as well.
Finishing Painting The Door
While a roller achieves a smooth even coat, a paintbrush gives a more authentic finished look. Use a paintbrush on the wet paint to even out roller marks. Apply a second coat after allowing the first to dry. Reattach the hinges, locks, and knobs before putting the door back up.
Door painting is a quick way to give your home a fresh look and improve its curb appeal at a low cost. If you are looking for professional door painting in Calgary contact A Burst Of Colour Painting, we ensure we use the proper methods, products and procedures so your doors are painted perfectly. Our door painting services leave with a door that has curb appeal and long-lasting durability.