Painting an exterior wooden door can be a great challenge for many homeowners. You need to paint it like a pro; otherwise, you will need to repaint it sooner than you think. Here are some tips you should follow:
- Before you start painting, you need to scape and sand off the old paint. The success of a painting job depends on getting the surface really clean before you actually start painting the door. Scraping followed by brushing will help chip off stubborn dirt. Once you’ve finished scraping, sand the door and door jamb for a clean, ready-to-paint surface.
- Test the moisture of the wood. Your door’s moisture level should be 15 percent or less to ensure that the primer and paint adhere properly.
- Apply primer and paint to your door and door jamb with a good quality brush and roller. Make sure you remove all the door hardware before you start priming, and be sure to wait for the primer to dry before applying paint.
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