1. How To Paint Your Front Door

1. How To Paint Your Front Door

What you'll need:
• Screwdriver
• Masking Tape
• Sand Paper
• Soft Cloth
• A Rag
• Aluminum Wood Primer
• Paint Undercoat
• Paint Topcoat
• 1-inch Brush
• 3-inch Brush
• White Spirit

Preparing your front door
1. Remove the ha
rdware on the door such as numbers doorknobs.
2. Cover the latches and/or windows with masking tape.
3. Sand the door to remove the current paint or varnish.
4. Wipe the paint dust off the door with a soft cloth.
5. Prime the door according to instructions on the paint can.
6. Allow the primed door to dry (overnight).

Painting your front door
1. Using paint undercoat, paint the inside edges with a 1-inch brush.
2. Apply the paint undercoat to the panel molding with a 1-inch brush.
3. Paint the panels inside the molding with a 3-inch brush
4. Wipe the drippings.
5. Paint the centre stile between the panels with a 3-inch brush
6. Paint the rails with a 3-inch brush. Feather the areas as you meet the paint where you had previously painted.
7. Paint the two outside stiles with a 3-inch brush.
8. Allow the door to dry.
9. Repeat steps 1 to 8 using paint topcoat.
9. Remove the tape and install the hardware back on the door.

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