Hi, I need to paint an exterior door that leads from my third bath out to
the side of the house--it's a small door (28") that almost never gets used.
The outside is painted with a light-colored exterior paint that's flaking
away badly. The inside is varnished wood. We want to paint the outside the
same color, and the inside with a solid burgundy oil-based semi-gloss to
match the cabinets in the bath.
The main question is, should I paint this door in place, or take it off and
lay it on sawhorses to paint it? If I take it off, I figure I'll have to
temporarily nail up a piece of plywood in its place or something as the door
will have to be off for several days, probably at least four if I do two
coats on each side.