I like to use a 1 12 brush to paint the recessed molding areas followed by a 4 roller for the flat surfaces in the middle. 8272015 To paint a flat door start by painting the inside hinge edge working around the door in one direction.
There is an even easier way to install a prehung door.
How to paint a prehung door. 2122019 Start by painting the edges of the door with either the brush or roller 2. Paint all door panels stiles and rails. Since your door will be exposed to rain sun wind and other elements youll need flexible and.
Use a brush for this narrow space for better control. 9202011 If youre worried about the gasket sticking to the door just wet a rag with WD-40 and wipe it on the gasket. All you have to do is fit the frame into place and nail it to the opening.
Begin by painting the edges with a brush. It is best to apply the paint from the top of the door down to the bottom so any drips are painted over as you work. Just make sure the door is dry before closing it onto the oil soaked gasket.
1102013 Reply To This Comment John Lynes January 17 2013 at 500 pm. If applying a second coat follow the manufacturers recommendations for drying. New construction will often require a pre-hung door if there isnt anything custom about the moldings.
Place the door flat on the sawhorses. Use a brush to apply the paint to the door using long even strokes. Then youre ready to paint.
Apply paint with a 4 brush in the direction of the grain. Be certain the label states the pail contains exterior paint not interior paint. Also be careful to not load too much paint on your brush at one time.
Work up from the inside bottom across the header and down the striker side. With a helper supporting the weight of the door remove the pins and carry the door to your chosen location for painting. If you can get split jamb doors with preinstalled casing trim jamb comes apart at the stop Lowes sells them in certain parts of the country that has the casing trim already installed all you have to do is remove the split jamb up to the stop and hang the door.
Next paint the door panels. Select Door Paint For one primed exterior door youll need at least one quart of paint. When painting a paneled door begin with the recessed panels then the horizontal rails and finally the vertical styles.
The light oil barrier keeps the door from sticking. 1272010 If youre adding a room that includes a new door and frame a pre-hung door is the easiest way to accomplish your project. 4252013 JELD-WEN guides you through the steps of preparation and installation of a prehung interior door including a recommended list of tools.
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