The first thing that people see when visiting your home is the exterior door. This gives them quite an impression of what your home’s interior is going to look like. Most of the time, your exterior door will also reflect your personality and your personal preferences when it comes to the whole house.
Here, we will talk about the different things that you would have to remember before painting your exterior doors in Salt Lake City.
Don’t Rush When Picking a Color
Do not just go to the store or hardware without actually deciding on what color you would want to buy. Doing this will most likely make you regret your decision later on, but it would then be too late to change the color, especially if you have already applied it to the door.
Consider the whole house’s color and make sure that the door’s color will go well with it. Make sure that the shade will properly interact with the different lighting and shades during the day (and night). You should also decide what type of finish you want in advance.
Wait for a Sunny Day
Do not paint your door during a rainy or gloomy day, as this will take longer for the paint to dry. It would be best to wait for a sunny day before you paint your door, especially if you are painting your exterior doors. You also should not paint during an extremely hot day, as this can cause the paint to blister. Consider painting your door during spring or fall seasons, as the weather during these seasons is ideal for drying out the paint.
Do it Step by Step
Do not overdo it by painting the door and all of its parts all at once. It would be best to paint the bevels or the lower inset part first with a handheld brush. After you are done with this, you can paint the inset panels using a high-quality roller. You can then finish with the center of the door as well as the outer flat surfaces using a roller as well.
Do not do the layers all in one day, as this can make the paint look streaky or bumpy. You should always wait for at least 24 hours before putting another coat of paint on the door. You should also leave it open until it is completely dry.
Consider starting the painting job in the morning so you can leave it open all day and close it right before you go to bed. You should not touch the door and the newly-painted hardware when it is not completely dry, as this could ruin the paint job. It would be complicated to take the paint off and start all over again.
If you are unsure about doing it yourself, then you can always call a professional in. They would know how to properly paint your door, so you can expect that the job will be done perfectly, without streaks and bumps in sight.