Tim Carter, of http://AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates how to correctly paint doors with many panels.
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If you want to get pro results when you paint a six-panel or a four-panel door like this one, you just do not start painting. You have to really think about what you are doing and there is a certain order in which you paint the parts of the door to get results like a pro.
Where I like to start is on the panels. I worked from the inside and go out and I paint each of the panels first. I would like to paint the doors with the special primer for a bare wood and the use of a primer is important because it fills the pores of the wood and evens out the gloss when you use your finish paint.
Go ahead and make sure that you paint down in the corner, jab the paintbrush into the wood and you will notice that it runs like that but do not worry too much about that right now. We will catch those runs in just a few minutes. As you are painting the door, you got to keep in mind that this door has got 11 major components. It has got four raised panels and it also has seven other components that are very important. It has got a top style, a middle rail here, another style, another rail, one at the bottom and then the two long rails on either end of the door.
As you paint the center rail, let some of the paint extend up to the top horizontal door component. That is fine, but do a quick brush stroke that is exactly parallel and even with the tops raise panel to make sure that the brush strokes match the grain direction of the wood. Your final brush strokes should be on your end rails and just simply apply the paint and make sure that the brush does not extend over into the areas that you have already painted.
This door is completed and I will you what, it looks superb, it looks just like a pro did it. All the brush strokes match the grain of the wood and guess what, I am the one who painted it.
I am Tim Carter, Ask the Builder. If you want to discover more home improvement tips go to AskTheBuilder.com.