Many people prefer to use steel doors for areas like terrace and the backside of the house. This is because in such areas, the door is often subjected to harsh weather conditions, such as rain, sunlight and even dew. Since a wooden door is unlikely to last long in such adverse conditions, steel door comes across as the best bet. This article is meant for all those people who have a steel door installed in their house and want to give it a new look. Browse through the lines below and find instructions on how to paint a steel door.
Painting Steel Doors
- Wood Filler
- Sandpaper (120/150 grit)
- Few 2 x 4's (to lay on the floor)
- 18 to 24 inches Long Wood Strips
- Paint Brushes
- Paint Roller
- First of all, you need to remove the hinge pins and take off the door from the frame. Use a screwdriver to take out all the hinges and doorknobs.
- Place the removed door on a sawhorse and with the help of wood filler, cover all the gouges.
- Leave the door aside for sometime, so that it dries out completely. Now, sand both sides of the door.
- Making use of the 2 x 4's lying on the floor, stand it upright. They will raise it off the floor, allowing you to paint it to the edge.
- With the help of wooden strips, ensure that the upright door will remain steady throughout the painting process.
- Paint and cut around the door edges, side and doorknob openings. Now, starting from the top, paint the door.
- Paint the other side of the door as well and leave it for sometime, to let the first coat get dry.
- After a light sanding, apply the second coat on both the sides of the steel door.
- Let the paint dry well and then, reattach the hinges and the knobs. Finally, re-hang the door.