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How to paint a wooden door: the sequence of execution of work

How to paint a wooden door

The question "How to paint a wooden door?"Is set for sure, anyone who starts for the first time or planning to make repairs on their own at their summer cottage, in an apartment or home. Painting wooden door - the task is not difficult, however, requires time, patience, accuracy, and how all the works - competent approach. Speaking of paint door, the whole process should be divided into several stages: the selection tools, doors processing, the choice of materials for painting and coloring process itself directly.


  • Selection of tools for processing the surface of the door
  • Preparation for painting wooden door
    • Primary DOORS
    • The final stage of training - secondary treatment

  • The choice of materials for painting
  • Painting wooden door

Selection of tools for processing the surface of the door

Before starting to paint the wooden door, it should be treated. For this you need the following tools:

  • manual (portable) sander;
  • Building a hairdryer;
  • putty knife;
  • screwdriver or screwdriver;
  • crowbar;
  • gouges;
  • brush or roller.

Building dryer, grinder, chisel,spatulas and scrapers are used in the processing and grinding of the surface. The mount, screwdrivers, screwdriver is needed to remove the door from its hinges and lifting accessories.

Preparation for painting wooden door

If the door is already in use in the house, before the treatment it should be removed from the loop and secure by putting on a sturdy table or goats.

This will prevent the door and your hands from accidental damage during operation. It should also be removed from the door all latches, handles and locks, leaving only the wooden surface for processing.

painting wooden doors

preparation for painting wooden door - dismantling accessories

Primary DOORS

Most of the time during the processing takesremoval of old paint and sanding. For removal of paint required portable grinding-machine with coarse sandpaper or hair dryer building. In the first case will be more challenging and debris, as the paint all the time will clog the surface of abrasive tape and you have to change it often.

sanding doors

Old paint / varnish must be removed, it is advisable to use a sander

The fine dust and chips of paint andcreate unnecessary problems with cleaning the room. Therefore, to remove the paint from the wooden door of the building is better to use a hair dryer. With it, heating small areas of the surface can be easily removed by heating bloated paint spatula. Accordingly, it is necessary to observe safety rules when working with a hairdryer from time to time to give it to cool down, so he did not burn down.

After removing the old paint must be the doorsanded. For starters, you can use a grinding-machine with abrasive belt with an average grain size to clear the large door surface from paint residues and sand roughness.

additional polishing

sanding wooden surface

The final stage of training - secondary treatment

The second stage of treatment is softer sanding and priming the surface. In the process it is necessary to use a fine-grained sandpaper.

It also is possible to usegrinding-machine to handle a wide surface areas doors. The rest of the surface must be processed manually. After processing the wood surface should be smooth. This can be checked by touch, his fingers on wood.

primer before painting the door

primer wooden door

Next door should be primed with a specialprimer to paint does not absorb too quickly. It is important to know that this will also avoid a lot of paint flow. After drying priming the door you need to re-sanding with fine sandpaper. Now the door is ready for painting.

The choice of materials for painting

Before painting the wooden door should pay attention to the types of currently existing colors.

Paints based on organic solvents used for the staining of wood include:

  • alkyd;
  • acrylic;
  • oil;
  • Perchlorvinil;
  • polyurethane.

Alkyd paints are inexpensive and used forinternal and external machining of wood. Polyurethane and acrylic enamel form a film on the surface of the wood, which provides resistance to the external environment, sunlight, long wear and color preservation. Oil based paints are the most popular and often used in the dyeing of wood surfaces. After drying, this paint a homogeneous smooth film that is highly resistant to temperature changes.

paint selection

paint selection

Painting wooden door

Painting a wooden door can be a brush, androller. Brush harder work, because when it leaves the painting stripes and streaks. It is therefore necessary to carry out several times along the brush across the surface and thereby smoothing the strip. Before using the roller must be how to roll out the paint, so she lay down on the cushion with a thin layer. When painting the surface should not press hard on the cushion and evenly roll it lightly.

painting wooden door roller

painting wooden door roller

When painting wooden windows should payIt notes that the first time the surface is evenly colored and the majority of ink absorbed tree. It is therefore necessary to re-cover the surface of the door with paint.

door paint brush

painting wooden doors

Thus to achieve a smooth surface after application and drying of the first door can be manually sanded with sandpaper of the smallest granularity is not pressing down on the surface.

Having done all this work yourself, you will not only refresh the look of an old wooden door, but also save quite a large sum of money compared to the cost of buying new.

the result of painting the door

variant design of the wooden door

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