Painting Door Frames

How To Paint it Like A Pro

Painting your door frames can be a quick and easy way to give your home a fresh look.

However, it's essential to do the job right to achieve a professional-looking finish.

This blog post will give you some tips on how to paint your door frames like a professional painters

Prepare the surface

The first step is to remove any dirt, dust, or debris from the surface of the door frame.

Next, if any old paint is peeling off, use a putty knife to scrape it away.

Once the surface is clean, use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges.

Apply a primer

One of the most critical steps in painting a door frame is choosing the proper primer.

A quality primer will help the paint to stick to the surface and achieve an even finish.

When selecting a primer, it is vital to choose one appropriate for the type of paint you will be using.

For example, if you use water-based paint, you will need a water-based primer.

The same is true for oil-based paints. Using the wrong type of primer can result in an uneven finish and poor adhesion.

Once you have selected the appropriate primer, apply it evenly to the surface before painting.

It will help ensure a professional-looking finish.

Paint the door frame

When you are ready to start painting, apply a thin layer of paint evenly across the door frame. Use a brush or roller for the best results.

Allow the first coat of paint to dry completely before applying a second coat if necessary.

Use painter's tape to protect the trim and surrounding surfaces from paint drips and stains.

Consider using a primer to help the new paint colour adhere to the door frame if you're painting a dark colour.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions for drying times and recoating intervals. 

Add finishing touches.

Once the paint has dried, you may want to add decorative touches such as new hardware or trim.

You can also add weather stripping around the doorframe to help keep drafts out of your home. 


With these simple tips, you can paint your door frames like a professional in no time!

Just remember to take your time and prep the surface properly before beginning to paint.

Then, with a little effort, you can achieve excellent results that will transform the look of your home.

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