Some useful general tips
- The quickest way to paint a door is to apply the paint with a short 6-millimetre-nap (1/4-inch-nap) roller, then flatten out the stipple the roller will leave behind with a paint-moistened, 7.5 centimetre (3 inch) synthetic brush.
- Take long, light strokes from the top and the bottom of the door, gently lifting the bristles off the door at the middle. The result will be a fast, smooth finish.
If a door is over-painted, it’s likely to stick in its frame.
- To avoid the problem, sand all the edges of the door before repainting.
When painting a door, you’ll need to protect the hardware from drips.
- Before you start, cover each hinge leaf with masking tape, trimming off the excess.
If a door is going to be a different colour on each side, paint the latch or lock edge the same colour as the face that opens into the room.
- Match the hinge edge to the other side of the door.