Here are some tips for a better door painting job.
Basics of Painting a Front Door
Nearly any front door that is made of wood, fiberglass, or steel can be painted. First, you need to do some prep work.
Prep Work for door painting
The door should be cleaned, sanded, patched where needed, primed, and then painted. Painting over peeling paint, dirt, dust, cracks, and holes will significantly reduce the paint job’s lifespan.
Removing the Door
Ensure a great job by removing the door from the hinges and doing the job flat on sawhorses. Painting it horizontally reduces drips. Also, you access the hinge-side and bottom edges of the door.
Front Door Paint
Oil-based paints take longer to dry than water-based latex paints, stretching this from a one-day to a multi-day project. However, oil-based paints are more durable than water-based paints and help to reduce brush marks.
Water-based latex paints are easy to work with and easy to clean up with water. They are green and eco-friendly as well.