Painting interior doors is a budget friendly, quick project to undertake that has a huge impact. Here we used Sherwin Williams Iron Ore.
Do you ever complete a project and just love at least almost every part of it? That’s totally this project for me! Painting interior doors is quick (my favorite), makes a huge difference (another favorite) and is actually CHEAPOLA (my absolute definite favorite).
This can be super easy if you don’t need to take the door off of the hinges, but in our case, we needed to spray paint them with our favorite black spray paint so we had to take them off. However, in a day, I was able to paint 3 doors, their hinges and screws, and hang them right back up where they’re supposed to be. If I would have figured out the rhythm a little bit earlier I might have even gotten more done.
If you have to take your door off the hinges too, you’ll want to spray the hinges and screws first thing so they can be drying while you sand the door.
There is a potential you can skip the step of sanding (which is not an option when you’re painting kitchen cabinets) if you have newer doors that have never been painted. You can just clean them really good and use some deglosser, but again, not our story. I took these bad boys off hinges and sanded both sides.If your door has nooks and crannies (<– technical term) like ours does, then you will want to take a brush and do all of those first. We chose Sherwin Williams Iron Ore for our door color. Super dark gray, but not quite black and it’s perfect. I would also suggest you paint the outside of your door first. That way, when you hang it back on your hinges you can open the door and paint the inside which is way easier than the other way around. Sometimes you gotta learn the hard way. Do as I say, not as I do or whatever. After that, take your foam roller and roll every other part of the door. Spoiler alert: I didn’t do this in any particular order or even direction and honestly you can’t tell at all.See those green nightstands peeking behind me? We moved them out of our master bedroom to make room for our new nightstands that I can not WAIT to share with you guys! After doing one coat, let it dry for a couple hours and then repeat the above process again for a second coat.
Before you do your next coat, check your hinges and screws if you painted them to see if any parts need to be sprayed again.
All you need to do now is hang them back up! I have to say I am SO PLEASED with how easy this entire process was and the huge impact it has on the entire flow of the house. After seeing the picture of our new rug in the entryway, I knew that the backside of the front door need to be painted too and it makes a HUGE difference. See?! I still need to replace the front doorknob, but since that’s an exterior door and a “double door” we’ll have to wait a bit on that one because it’s a touch more involved. I’m just so stoked a project has actually (at least so far) has gone according to plan. Ya know, like the very exact OPPOSITE of our guest bathroom.
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