I've nearly finished painting the interior of my home and I'm pretty happy
with the results so far. I still have doors to do, however, and I am not
sure how to paint them. These are standard, smooth wooden interior doors.
If I roll them with a low nap brush, will I get a smooth finish? (A little
orange peel is fine with me.)
The alternative is spraying. I have a small Graco spray rig with a 0.015"
tip, so I can spray the doors instead. My other experiences with spraying
is that it needs to be done outdoors because of the spray, but keeping bugs
and stuff off a horizontal door for an hour or two while it dries is tough.
Any advice on spraying?
BTW, whether I spray or roll, I plan on using Flowtrol flow enhancer on the
assumption that this will help to get a smoother finish. Is this a good
idea? Thanks in advance for any help.
For a real good finish prime with Benjamin moore Enamel Underbody ,sand
with 220, use ben moore satin impervo and penetrol, rent an HVLP and
spray . Practice and dont spray horizontal. But underbody is apx 25
gal, impervo 40 gal. its worth it for high quality work
Oil flows out , it takes longer to cure. Latex really cant, its the
paints chemistry. But your finish is only as good as your surface. If
you painted glass with latex with a brush , you will always have brush
marks, spray it will be good, but the finish isnt as high a quality as
oil. Only 2 paints can you brush on glass and have it look sprayed Ben
Moore Satin impervo and P& L oil gloss. But they run 40 a gallon. And
you need penetrol and a 20 - 30$ brush.
I dont know what kind of doors but to benefit from spraying oil You
need a great smooth surface 220 g on a sander equaling 320 by hand.
Alot of work. But then the rest of the trim may look out of place. Oil
will also look different if you are using latex for other trim. If nice
panel doors sand with 180 and try latex. There are better latex paints
BM, Sherwin williams, But to change now will be noticable, color and
sheen level. Hope i didnt confuse the issue, thats why i dont like
talking paint , I cant see it, It takes to long to write, and hard to
I know this wasn't your question, but consider the edges if colors on
each side of the door are different. Open the door. The edge with the
latch should match the color of the area it now resides in; the hinge
edge should match the other area.
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