A wood door and window painting give a refreshing and charming look to your home. The house starts looking once again as beautiful as it was for the first time. The door and window are usually exposed to sunlight and harsh weather conditions. Therefore, their paint gets damaged more frequently than in other parts of the house.
However, repainting can fix the dull and damaged paint issues. But it is necessary to do proper planning otherwise you will end up with money loss and extra work. Fortunately, we are here to help you with the best tips to make your painting project valuable and successful. Hence, follows our tips to make your home bright and beautiful once again. Also, you can hire us for top-notch door and furniture painting services for your project.
Tips for Wood Door and Window Paint Selection
- First and foremost, always select the trendy color for your projects. This adds value to your property and makes you extra money if you plan on selling your space.
- Next, notice the window and door position in the house, if it is located indoors in living or guest rooms then you can apply the water-based paint. However, door and windows of kitchen, bathrooms, and outdoor use the oil-based paint which are moisture-resistant and durable in such cases.
- The final and most important of all is to spread plastic sheets in painting areas to prevent paint stains on the floor.
Door and Window Painting Steps
The door and window painting steps are easy but make sure to exactly follow each step, which will ensure your door and window painting project successful.
Preparation of Door and window
- First, you must detach the window and door from the hinges. However, if you can’t do it then take off the knobs that you don’t want to paint.
- Next, remove the preexisting paint using a shave hook or sandpaper. Make sure not to damage the wooden frame while removing the paint.
- The final step in subject preparation is to check the subject for any damages like cracks and holes. If the subject has then used wood filler or chalk that is specifically made for wood to fill the cracks and holes. If the damage is major, then replace the damaged wood with the new wooden plank.
- Now give a clean wash to the subject using powerful detergent to remove all the grease. The point is if grease remains stuck to the door or window then it will not allows the adherence of paint to it.
- Let the door or window dry thoroughly.
Preparation of Paint
Depending on the type of paint you are using, prepare it according to the detail written on it. For the wood paint mix it with the solvent which is mainly turpentine. The paint usually settles down after some time at the bottom therefore always stir it before painting. Also, read the article Types of Paint for Different Surfaces. It will ease the paint selection for you.
Time to paint the door and window
- Before painting, apply the masking tape on the glass of the window and premises near to window frame or door (walls).
- Now wide open the subject.
- Next, apply the sealer and primer to the subject. After that apply the first coat of paint. For the Door, the painting starts from the middle and gives a long vertical stroke from top to bottom. Paint from the Centre and move out to the edges. For window painting, paint the sides first with vertical strokes and then top and bottom with horizontal strokes of paint. Now, let the paint dry
Note: Always paint in one direction otherwise it will damage the texture. Further, take less paint on the brush or roller otherwise it will dip and stain unwanted areas.
Sandpaper the subject
After the first coat again smooth the surface of the subject using sandpaper. Rub the wood with sandpaper very lightly so that it does not peel the paint. The purpose is smooth the texture of the first coat of paint.
2nd Coat of Paint
Apply the second coat of paint in the same manner as the first coat. Let it dry. You can do more coats until your desired results are achieved.
Application of Lacquer
A final and important step is the application of a clear coat on the subject. You can apply a clear coat using a brush or you can use the spray of lacquer. The clear coat gives glossy touch and protects the wood from moisture. Also, it protects the paint from getting dull and damaged.
Remove the masking tape carefully. Remember to remove the tape always after the complete dryness of the paint. Also, don’t close the door and window when freshly painted.