Painting the edges of an interior or exterior home door isn't hard but there are a few basic rules painters follow when doing so. Please read on to learn How to Paint the Edges of an Interior or Exterior Door
- Moderately Easy
- 1 Open the door and slide a drop cloth or large old (disposable) blanket under the door. Have the drop cloth stick out a few feet on all sides of the door. We want to keep your home and floor happily free of paint!
- 2 Put wedges under the door to keep it from moving while you work on it. If you can't find a wedge, ball up a towel or drop cloth and wedge under the door.
- 3 Using painters tape, mask the hinges and hinge plates. We don't want to get any paint on the hinges
- 4 Using painters tape, mask the latch (that little thing that goes in and out when you turn the knob :-) and the latch plate. We don't want to get any paint on the latch.
- 5 Using a paint brush no more than a few inches wide, paint the door edges starting from the highest point and working your way down. If you are painting the very top of the door, begin with this area.
- 7 The other edge with the latch is called the leading edge. ALWAYS match the paint color of the leading edge to the paint color on the opening face of the door.
- 8 Be sure to watch for drips all along the corners where the edge meets the face of the door. Wipe off with rag or smooth out quickly with your painters brush.
- 9 When done, alert the house that no one is to close the paint on the door is dry. Keep pets away also. Consult your paint can for drying time.
- 10When dry. Remove all masking painters tape, cancel all calls to your local handyman and relish your newly painted door. Thank you for reading my How To Paint the Edges of an Interior or Exterior Door