As I posted yesterday, I spent Saturday morning cleaning out my garage and Sunday painting my garage door. I thought I’d post today about how I did it. This was actually one of the easiest projects I’ve ever undertaken (once the incredibly heavy door was taken down), so if you’ve ever really wanted to paint a door, but were too nervous to do it, read on:
First, we had to get down the door. This is an exterior door, so it is solid and HEAVY. Once we got it down, I behaved like a big girl and taped up the sides and the handle and deadbolt. I used a plastic baggy over the handle and then just taped it down.
(One note, the tape I used didn’t cover the entire width of the sides. I forgot about that and wasn’t careful, so I got a bit of overspray on the sides. It’s not bothering me much, but you should either use wider tape or be more careful than I was.)
Since I figured any drips would really drive me nuts as I walked through the door every day, I made sure to put on several light coats.
(I did find that I started having issues with my first can of paint covering at all. I think the nozzle was probably clogged a bit because the can still had plenty in it. I switched to the other can and the paint came out in nice even coats once again.)
When I pulled the tape off the door handle, I realized that the tape had covered part of the door and that I had a white spot under the handle. To fix that, I just sprayed some paint into a paper plate and touched it up with a small craft paint brush.
Since I was on a painting roll, I also pulled down the hand rail, gave it a light sanding…
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