Step 1 – Use painter’s tape to cover the hinges. Use your finger to smooth the tape along the edge of the hinge. Protecting the hinges will make it easier to paint the door.
Step 2 – Use an exacto knife and run it along the edge of the hinge. Remove the excess tape.
Step 3 – Use painter’s tape to cover the door handle and key hardware. Smooth the edges with your finger. Again, you’ll want to protect your hardware from your paint.
Step 4 – Using your exacto knife, you will cut along the edges and remove the excess tape.
Step 5 – Now that you’ve ensured your hardware is protected from the tape, it’s time to sand the door. Sanding will help the paint adhere to the surface faster. Do a good job sanding so you can ensure a smooth surface. Vacuum and then wash off all residue with a damp cloth.
Step 6 – Prime the door. Use a brush to paint the primer on the inset edges and raised details. Use a roller to apply primer to the flat surfaces of the door. Primer is the foundation for your paint. It’s important to use a good quality primer on your front door.
Step 7 – Paint the door. Use a brush to carefully paint the inset edges and raised details. A small roller with low-nap is an excellent choice to apply a smooth and consistent paint application across the door.
It make take several coats.
Step 8 – For a hand-painted look, do the last coat of paint with your paintbrush to smooth out roller marks.
Step 9 – Remove the tape.
Voila! Your front door is now painted and you saved time as you didn’t have to remove and re-attach your door.