Step 8 – Prime
You possibly can skip this step in case your door is new and pre-primed.
Brush on a coat of the primer. I like this triangle element Zibra brush simply because it provides the smoothest end, from my expertise, and the form makes it simpler to color into edges and corners of routed doorways or doorways with intricate molding.
I begin by priming the perimeters of the door first since these want the longest time to dry. If you happen to plan to color only one facet of the door, paint the perimeters that might be seen if you open the door. Depart edges of the door unpainted that might be seen on the unpainted facet of the door when it’s open.
Paint the small print and grooves subsequent, when you have a paneled door. Then apply it to the flat surfaces after that. Remember to verify for drips as you prime.
DEFINITELY don’t skip the primer step later, when you have oil based mostly paint, otherwise you’ll have fairly a paint peeling headache in your palms. Ack!
If you happen to’re portray your doorways actually darkish, use tinted primer to assist lower the variety of paint coats you’ll want. (Yay for much less work!)