How to Paint a Flush Door Part 1

What You'll Need
2.5 inch or 3 inch paint brush or small radiator roller
Hot air gun
Screw driver
Scrap cloth
Sand paper
Wooden shims
Step ladder
240 grade glass paper

A flush door has a plain and flat surface made up of a solid or hollow core. Flush doors can be used for both indoor and outdoor placements. Whether the door is an internal or an external one, your flush door will look neat and attractive only if it is painted properly. However, painting a flush door has to be done quickly and without any break. Otherwise, the paint in one area will dry out quickly, depriving it of a professional paint job appearance.

Step 1 – Remove the Old Paint

This first step is necessary only for old doors. The old paint has to be removed completely by peeling it. You can also use a hot air gun to burn off the old paint.

Step 2 - Sanding the Flush Door

    Use the medium grade sand paper and sand the door to remove the roughages in order to make the surface of the door uniform and plain. After sanding, remove the dust using the scrap cloth and observe the door. If you see any holes or cracks it is advisable to give a coat of primer to your flush door.

    Step 3 – Preparations before Painting

      Use a screwdriver to remove the door knobs and place a piece of old paper in that place. Similarly remove the dust on the hinges of the door and apply some Vaseline in that area so that paint will not get lodged in them. Even if paint goes into them it will become easy to wipe off because of the Vaseline coat.

      Step 4 – Other Preparations

        The door has to be kept open. To do this, place a wooden shim in between the door frame and the doors. Place a rag cloth or old newspapers under the doors to prevent spoilage of the floor by the paint spilling. Clean and dust the flush door completely using a step ladder.

        Step 5- Prime Coat the Door

          Using the brush, apply the primer to the door uniformly. When you apply the primer take care not to spill it and spoil the floorings. Place old newspapers or rags under the door in order to prevent spilling on the floor.

          Step 6 – Smooth the Surface

            If the primer has dried up, the primed door has to be smoothed. Take the glass paper and lightly rub it. This will not only remove the dust and excess primer, but also make the surface of the door uniform after it has been primed.