How to Paint a Flush Door Part 2
Flush doors can be painted after the flush door has been cleaned, the old paint removed, the wood sand papered and the primer has been applied, as explained in part 1. You can choose various types of paint like liquid gloss, exterior gloss, and non-drip gloss. The non-drip gloss paint type is easy for application, but you can visit a nearby dealer shop to find a paint that suits your choice.
Step 1 – Observe the Preparation
Observe the prepared flush door carefully and examine if the preparations are done correctly (refer to part 1). You can start the painting work only when the primer is completely dry and it has been hand rubbed with a glass paper. This will ensure a glossy finish to the paint job.
Step 2 – Start with Frame
Painting should be started from the frame of the flush door. To reduce the spilling, you can start painting the frame from the bottom left and move up as you finish. To get a uniform finish of the painting, you must give firm, even and long strokes of paint with an almost full brush. After completing the painting of the frame on one side, proceed to the next side of the frame in the same way.
Step 3 – Paint the Door
Roughly divide the flush door area into smaller segments so that you can go on completing the smaller areas without any breaks. Give three or four long vertical strokes of paint on the door, starting from its top left corner segment. Proceed with horizontal strokes in the same area so that your painting looks even and smooth. Similarly, you must proceed and finish painting the rest of the segments of the door.
Step 3 – The Secret of a Good Finish
If you want to give a professional paint job look to your flush door, follow this step. Before the paint in the adjacent area dries up, you must work quickly and give uniform vertical strokes. This way, the wet paint already applied will blend with the new layer of the paint and will give an even and uniform look. Another secret for getting a uniform finish is to be consistent in the amount of paint applied and the direction of the strokes.
Step 4 – Paint the Other Side
Once you have completed one side of the door, repeat the same procedure with the other side. You must follow the instructions with the strokes as you did with the first side. A different shade of paint can also be chosen for the other side so that it blends well with its surroundings.
Step 5 – Finishing Touches
Take the small paint brush (1inch) and paint the edges of the door with uniform and even strokes. Start painting from the edges of the hinge side. While painting the edges, take care not to paint around the corners, as it might smudge the completed side. Once the paint has dried, fit the door knob back in place and wipe the paint-laden Vaseline on the hinges.