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Kim 03-04-2005 02:32 PM

Help with painting an interior door
I am trying to paint an interior door that leads into another room of a different color paint scheme..what color do I paint the door edge? I will be painting the door front and back two completely different colors and do not know which of those two colors i paint the door edge, do I paint the door edge the color the front side color or the back side color? Im confused..thanks

ProWallGuy 03-04-2005 09:15 PM

For ease of explaining, lets say the hallway is red, and inside the bedroom is green. You are standing in the red hallway, and the door to the bedroom is closed. On this side the door is painted red. As you open the door, the outside edge of the door will appear, and this should also be red. Now the inside of the door is green, and the inside edge of the door, with the hinges on it facing into the bedroom, should be green also.
Hope that makes sense.

CGofMP 03-05-2005 12:38 AM

My opinion...

For the purposes of this illustration:
Room 1 blue - door opens inward leading to room 2
Room 2 white - door swings outward and into room 1

There should be a small strip of wood that keeps the door from swinging into room 2

Paint the door side that faces room2 white
Paint the wood that stops the door from swinging into room 2 white EXCEPT for the tiny side of the strip that faces room 1 white That will mean 2 surfaces of this piece are white and one is blue

paint the 'back' of the door blue, paint the 4 edges of the door blue making 5 surfaces of the door blue if you are anal enough to paint the bottom of the door.

And if all else fails, get a couple of nice friends to help you remove the damn door! :D

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