Builder in Hermanus:  home renovation tips for painting doors

Builder in Hermanus:  home renovation tips for painting doors

Existing doors can well used and can look tired and grubby and damaged after time while new doors need painting as they come only pre-primed. A simple solution to maintain your house is to give these a fresh coat of paint.

Here are my tips:

Firstly give the door a light rub over removing any splinters of wood or rough edges that have developed
Fill up any holes or cracks with decorator’s caulk or filler

Remove any door fittings such as handles and bolts

Always apply 2 coats of undercoat and 1 topcoat of gloss or satinwood

Start by painting the top, bottom and any horizontal rails and finish by painting the vertical rails

Always paint in the direction of the grain using not too much paint on the brush and try to complete the door in one go or paint lines may form

Using a mini-roller on the large areas may save time and avoid brush strokes

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If you live in the Hermanus / Walker Bay / Overstrand area and would like your house or doors painted please contact Donnelly Home Maintenance for a free no obligation quotation.