I am going to replace the doors in my house with raised panel doors. I will
stain and spray on a finsh of deft. My question is, do i need to pull the
hinges off the doors or could I leave the doors attached to the frame and
spray the finsh?
You can spray them in place, but then you have to mask off everything around
the doors. You might find it easier to set up in the garage or on the patio
to spray them. One easy way to spray doors is to tack on small blocks to
the bottom of the door to get them off the ground, space them about 4' apart
with a strip tacked across the tops of the doors to hold them at that
distance. You can then go from one door to the next to spray them. If any
are exterior doors, make sure you seal the top and bottom.
And for exterior doors, I would recommend against the Deft lacquer.
Although it is fine for interior applications, something like Hydrocote
Polyshield (which I like) is is needed for exterior doors.
These are all interior doors. I wanted to know if I could spray the deft
over the hinges or remove the hinges. I would tape the exposed parts with
the pins. There are a lot of doors so anything which would make it easier is
what I am looking for.
Thanks for the info.
Normally, finishing is done without hardware. You might want to try one unit
your way to see how it looks when open, when closed, when ajar. If it appears
fine, go for it. If it doesn't, then pull the hinges. If these are room doors,
someone, somewhere down the line will paint them and paint the hinges at the
same time. Bet on it.
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