The secret to achieving a quality long-lasting finish is all in the preparation. First, take off as much door furniture such as numbers and door knockers as you can. It’s a lot easier to do this than it is to paint around them. If the door is dirty, clean it using a diluted general-purpose household cleaner and then rinse with clean water.
If there’s any algae or similar growth use a fungicidal washed to remove and treat it put on a dust mask and some clothes fitting our goggles ready for scraping and sanding down. Use a flat scraper to remove any blistered loose or flaking paint thence, and the existing paint down the type and grade of sandpaper needed were very according to the condition of the existing paint. If the existing paint is in good condition, use a wet, and dry paper for rougher surfaces use medium grade sandpaper.
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Followed by fine grade paper when using sandpaper cut the sheet in half and then fold one of the half sheets again so that it’s a third of his with this will provide you with a sanded surface the grip and prevent it from slipping out of your hand.
Alternatively, wrap the sandpaper around a block of wood. It Will also provide you with something to grip if after scraping and sanding. There’s any exposed Burwood prime it using an exterior grade wood primer use an exterior. Great multi-purpose filter to fill any joint or timber cracks and any surface and even this wet paint has been scraped off once drawing sand down the door. Again, using the appropriate sound paper to wipe the door surface thoroughly using methylated spirits to remove any dust and impurities finally mask off any door furniture that you’ve not already removed.
Then you’re ready for painting when it comes to painting you have three choices. One coat of gloss paint quick-drying undercoat and gloss paint and traditional oil based undercoat and gloss paint if like you’re painting the door a similar color. A single case of gloss is the best option if you’ve had to use a lot of filler or if you’re changing the color a compatible color under the code is probably needed.
Always check the instructions if you’re using water-based quick drive paints a synthetic bristle paintbrush is needed or four oil-based paints. You can use either a synthetic bristle or a natural bristle paintbrush a 40-millimeter or 50-millimeter brush is a good size to use for a front door. This round brush is ideal for cutting in if your door has glass panels for a large flat area you can use a hundred millimeter foam gloss paint roller for the gloss coat. First, open the tin and apply the color by the instructions.
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Start with the panels and once they’ve been painted, paint around the full work, continue like this until the door is fully painted and that’s it your door is painted once. Dry removes any masking tape and affixes any door furniture and here’s the final result. Thanks for reading and I hope this article also use for painting house exterior colors and also painting outside walls preparation.
Easy tips: Use low grid grades for sanding rough or coarse surfaces and higher grit grades for sanding smoother surfaces. The door will need to be left open while the paint dries, so always check the drying time is appropriate when choosing paints.
Tool list: safety googles, protective gloves, knee pads, dust mask, screwdrivers, flat scraper, filling knife, paintbrushes, gloss paint roller.
Material list: exterior gloss paint, exterior undercoat, exterior primer, exterior multi-purpose filler, sandpaper, masking tape, household detergent, fungicidal wash, methylated spirit, brush cleaner, dust sheet