tips on painting masonite 6 panel doors

andrelaplume2October 10, 2010

I have 8 of these suckers to paint. They are the cheapie $19 a door ones from HD/Lowes and are being used as sliding doors on basement closets. They have been hanging for a year now with nothing other than their primer coat. I see no signs of warping or anything so, though cheap, they look decent and seam to serve their purpose. I figure I should paint them.

Let me say I painted some 6 panel doors upstairs in the past. They were new with the house 20 years ago and likely were better quality. I rolled these and brushed the squares and they look ok but I see stipple. I figure there is a propper way to paint these and I wonder what it is and what tools I should use.


Should I paint these while hung or lay flat?

Do I need to paint both sides since they are primed and being sliding doors, no one will ever see the inside anyway?

Brush them, roll them or both?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'd consider having them sprayed!

Call a few body-shops and/or painters, describe the doors, and see what they say...

Regardless...scuff-sand the doors with ~100-grit paper.
* The primer has Looooonnng since dried-out too much to be any good (30 days after the initial application to-tell-ya-the-truth!!!).
* IDEALLY...Re-prime, either by spraying or brushing.
* MY 1st choice: Lay-'em flat and brush only.
* Use a good 3" angled brush. Don't skimp here...may cost you towards $20.
* Use XIM's Latex-Xtender in the actual paintcoats.


    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 10:03AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
cabinet coat
After much indecision, I am ready to paint my bathroom...
Paint pink ground
what is the equivalent of pink ground by Farrow and...
colors to use with carrington beige for hall and bedrooms
I live in a 900 sq frt condo. Natural light streams...
Just painted kitchen cabinets, now the paint is easily peeling.
My kitchen cabinets had a natural, grainy wood finish....
Painted Ceilings
What is the general consensus, or majority opinion,...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™