So are you planning to paint an interior door? Before doing that you will have to decide whether to separate the door from its hinges and pivots or let it be in its place. While there are there are advantages and disadvantages to both of these options, it is therefore vital to have some tips and guidance before you make up your mind. No matter which way you eventually go, the tips here, which are shared by professional painters’ worldwide and interior designers, will help you greatly breeze through every feature of the project even it it’s from colour, product, and tool selection over important prep and painting skills and methods.

 So, if you are interested then read on to master the moves and get smooth, attractive results on any kind of interior door in your home.

Here are some important tips to pain the interior doors:-

Choosing the right paint colour:

If you have a trim of a particular colour, then it is recommended to use the same paint colour, so for example using the white paint for the door if the trim is white as well. It is also recommended to use different colours other than white for interior doors , as dark grey or black go very well.

Tools for paintings

A putty knife, wood filler, plastic drop cloth or canvas drop cloth, sand paper, painter tap roll, paint brush, utility knife, four inches foam or woven rollers, roller tray and roller handle.

Door painting prep work:

The door must be placed in an order or taken down, it is recommended to remove the knobs, if you don’t want to remove, then painter tape can be used to cover it. And for the door hinges, utility knife can be used to cut painter tape after tracing the area.

For repainting old doors. Wood filler can be used to fill in the imperfect areas or gouges. And for smoothing the surface sand can be applied. And then using a fine sandpaper, sand can be applied on the entire door. The sanding dust can be removed from a cloth.

Then if required, priming can done on the doors:

 It is important to know the door had oil based paint or latex paint applied before, alcohol can be applied on a rag, then rubbed on the door, if the paint does not come off it is oil based paint, if the paint comes off on the rag, it is latex.

When priming is not required for the door:

If the door was previously painted with latex paint, then latex paint can be applied.

The painting order

Paint the Edges: using a brush or a roller, paint the edges,

Paint the Panel: then the door panels must be painted. Using brush and roller.

Painting Vertical stripes: four inch roller can be used to paint the vertical stripes.

Painting Horizontal rail: use four inch roller and paint the horizontal rails.

Painting the Side vertical stripes: use a four inch roller for it as well.

After getting done with painting, it can be made dry,

Then sanding can be done using a sandpaper, and then paint can be applied again for recoating.