- Take the door off the wall
- Remove hinges, knobs, and anything not to be painted
- Clean the door with a household cleaner
- Sand it if you want the paint to hold better
- Prime and paint
“Sounds easy enough. Wait, are there more details on painting a front door further down?” Jerry says aloud as he scrolls downward.
Take the door off the wall by placing a screwdriver under the hinge pin and using a hammer to (carefully) knock it out. It’s best to have someone hold the door while you do this.
As for painting, using a sprayer gives the best finish but it can take some time to get the proper technique. If you use a brush and roller, start with the door edges, then move to the panels, followed by the horizontal rails, and finally the vertical stiles.
“The stiles are the parts going up and down and the rails are the sideways parts,” Jerry notes.
But what if he doesn’t want to take the door down? Jerry scrolls down to see how to paint a front door without removing it.