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Painting Interior Doors to Look New For Less Than $100

Our home was mostly a construction zone a few years ago as we made some long-overdue renovations. The first big update was to our 50-year-old kitchen in December 2018.

Then, in 2019, our basement flooded, which was the nudge we needed to update our basement. So finally, after nearly two years of constant renovations, we updated our home.

Removing the door from its hinges is not a requirement, but it makes painting much more manageable.


Remove Door from Hinges and Prep Door

Prime Back Side of Door


Before priming, you’ll want to wipe down the door and sand it. Make sure you sand down the sides of the doors as well.

After you sand and wipe down the surface, it’s time to apply the first coat of primer. Again, I used a standard roller brush designed for smooth surfaces. Two coats of primer were involved.

Paint the Back Side of the Door


After applying two coats of primer, the next step is to paint door with a first and second coat. You must choose the right kind of paint.

Repeat Priming and Painting Door


Be sure the paint from the backside of the door is fully dry before flipping over to the other side. Otherwise, some paint may stick to the sawhorse, and you’ll need to start over again.

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