Friday, August 23, 2013

Double Front Door Project

I finished up painting the interior and exterior of the front doors today.  I think they came out great.  First thing I did was to take off the door handles then I finished painting in the vertical areas to look like wood.  I applied 2 coats of the uv sealer over that.  Then I touched up the trim around the door.  When I paint front doors I take off the weather stripping if at all possible.  This weather stripping was not in good shape so I replaced it some new stuff.  Now the entire entrance looks brand new.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

These Doors Are Looking Great!

I am just about done with the doors.  I got most of the areas between the panels completed today  then I actually sealed what I had already painted.  I usually wait until I am finished with a door before I seal it but for some reason felt like sealing these in progress.


In the picture above you can see how I taped off for the horizontal areas between the panels.  Below you can see what a nice crisp line this creates.


I will finish up on these doors and this project tomorrow unless something unforeseen comes up.

Painting Paneled Front Entry Doors To Look Like Wood

Yesterday I had a great day today.  I got all 20 panels on the front doors painted to look like wood.  I am very happy with the amount of work I got done on these doors yesterday.  The first thing I did when I got to the home was tape of each panel. I do this the same way I tape off a garage door when I paint them to look like wood. Taping off takes a couple of hours by itself.

 
After the panels where taped off I applied the first color of brown which is Terra Brun from SW.  Then when that dried I applied the second color of wood grain which I got from mixing black into the Terra Brun about one to one.  After I got all the panels done I removed the tape. 
 
You can see by the picture that follows I am off to a good start.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Faux Paint Front Doors To Look Like Wood

I started on a new project this week.  It is painting 2 front doors to look like wood.  The first thing I do with all my projects like this one is clean the doors really well.  Then I lightly sand the doors all over and then I tack the doors getting all the sanding dust off them.  You want to clean the doors well before you sand because if you do not you end up sanding dirt and grim into the existing paint job and that is no good.

Here is a picture of the doors when I started and as you can see they were a dark green.

 
So after being cleaned and primed.

 
Then I applied the base coat color which is True Penny a SW color.

 
Tomorrow I will start to wood grain the panels.  There are 10 panels on each door. I am faux wood painting both sides of each door so that is 20 panels to paint like wood. I like to paint the panels first then the areas between the panels.  I do not think I can get all 20 panels done in one day but I'll give it a go and we'll see.