Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-16-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 24
Rewards Points: 14
Default

painting primed new smooth interior doors


Is it better to paint the doors (smooth finish, Jeld-Wen mdf I believe) before hanging the doors or after you install it? I was told the
smooth finish is more difficult to paint than the textured finishes.
Any suggestions on best way to paint (not including sprayer, which
I do not have).

Thanks.

lindapalmbay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2009, 07:58 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,264
Rewards Points: 500
Default

painting primed new smooth interior doors


If it were me, I would put the doors on plastic pails to hold them horizontally off the ground and only paint the top side and edges with a "foam" roller. Allow the paint to dry, and then turn the doors over and do it again.

I'd thin the paint with Penetrol to extend the drying time and ensure that the paint self levels well.

If the doors are already primed, I'd put two coats of EXTERIOR ALKYD paint on each side. Maybe three coats.

If not, then use an exterior alkyd primer on them before painting. Thin the primer with Penetrol, too.

Then put the hardware in and hang the doors.

__________________
Bashing my head against the walls in some of the internet's finest chat rooms.

Last edited by Nestor_Kelebay; 01-16-2009 at 08:00 PM.
Nestor_Kelebay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 07:26 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 24
Rewards Points: 14
Default

painting primed new smooth interior doors


Thanks For The Advice. However, Would That Be Semi-gloss
Or Gloss Paint And What Base Number

I Am Painting White

Thanks
lindapalmbay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 10:19 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 551
Rewards Points: 502
Default

painting primed new smooth interior doors


You can paint your doors with whatever sheen you like. The base number differs by color, sheen, and manufacturer.

If these are interior doors, I do not see the need to use exterior oil-base paint. I have used a Waterbourne enamel (Sherwin ProClassic) for all my doors, and have not had any durability problems. (Ben Moore also makes one, called Impervo.)

The suggestion to paint the doors horizontally is a good one (especially if these are paneled doors), as this helps to prevent drips.

SirWired
sirwired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 03:25 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,264
Rewards Points: 500
Default

painting primed new smooth interior doors


Quote:
Originally Posted by lindapalmbay View Post
Thanks For The Advice. However, Would That Be Semi-gloss or Gloss Paint And What Base Number

Thanks
When I first posted, I thought these were wood doors for your front or back doors. Now that I understand that they're INTERIOR doors, then I'd suggest you use an INTERIOR oil based paint.

If you need to prime, use an interior oil based primer. Set the doors horizontally on some pails and paint the primer on with a roller. Personally, I'd prolly use a 3 inch foam roller for this painting. I get better results painting wood moldings with foam rollers than I do with regular rollers.

If it wuz me, I would use Benjamin Moore "Melamine" in the 303-90 "Gloss" tint base as your top coat. "Melamine" is a kind of oil based paint that's had polyurethane added to it to make it harder and stronger than a regular oil based wall paint. This paint does yellow a little with age in dimly lit conditions, but it remains an attractive colour.

If you want to avoid any paint that yellows, you'll need to go with a latex paint. In that case, go with one of the "waterborne enamels" that Slickshift suggested.
__________________
Bashing my head against the walls in some of the internet's finest chat rooms.
Nestor_Kelebay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 04:24 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 24
Rewards Points: 14
Default

painting primed new smooth interior doors


thanks Nestor,

I think I'll go with waterborne, Ace sells BM Impervo and
that is closeby.

Thanks for all your help guys.
lindapalmbay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2009, 12:14 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 43
Rewards Points: 25
Default

painting primed new smooth interior doors


Here's a little tip when painting a lot of doors - my husband and I had 26 6-panel doors to paint (we used a spray painter)

This works like a charm;



We were able to do 8 doors at a time in our garage.
SandyK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 01:22 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 220
Rewards Points: 150
Default

painting primed new smooth interior doors


Quote:
Originally Posted by SandyK View Post
Here's a little tip when painting a lot of doors - my husband and I had 26 6-panel doors to paint (we used a spray painter)

This works like a charm;



We were able to do 8 doors at a time in our garage.
Excellent idea, thanks for posting pics.

harleysilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Interior door painting and too much/too little paint richbl Painting 2 08-26-2008 04:07 PM
several problems while texture painting ceilings and walls carrotguy Painting 2 05-25-2007 04:38 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.