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A fresh coat of paint can bring new life to exterior or interior doors. Rather than buying new doors, homeowners can paint them to change up their home's appearance. New paint also helps to cover up any defects and problem areas. While homeowners can choose to go a Panama City roofing company for a professional paint job, it can easily be done at home. By doing so, homeowners can save some money and add their own unique touch to the project. Painting a door is a fairly simple task that doesn't require a lot of work or a lot of equipment.

The first step is to completely remove the door and all of its hardware. It is not recommended to paint the door while it is still hanging on the frame. Not only will it make it more difficult to paint correctly, but it can create a huge mess.

After the door is removed and stripped of its hardware, it should be set on sawhorses. Sawhorses provide a stable working surface without actually covering a lot of the surface of the door. It can also help to control dripping. By placing a drop cloth underneath the door, homeowners can avoid messes.

The door should then be sanded down lightly.

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This will help to remove a bit of the old paint and roughen up the surface of the door so that the paint will stick better. Without sanding, the paint will simply peel off. It is important to do only light sanding with a fine grit sandpaper or block. Blemishes and bumps should be sanded down to create a smooth surface.

If the door has panels, those should be painted first. Homeowners can use a dense roller for this job or a brush. With a roller, the job will be done much quicker with less variation. If a brush is being used, strokes need to go with the grain of the wood. After the panels are painted, the cross sections should be covered. Homeowners should paint in the direction of the cross section. This ensures that the paint looks uniform. After that is completed, the border should be painted in the same manner as the cross section. The final step is to paint the edges.

By following the direction of the multiple sections, the doors will look like they were professionally painted. After everything is painted, the door should be left to dry completely before it is hung back up.

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