Thursday, April 11, 2013

How to Paint Interior Door Jamb

Fig.1 Mud
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Blue paint tape
Paint brush 1.5 -inch 
Phillip screwdriver
Semi-gloss white paint

Mrs. Skissors called me to her home in Grand Terrace, California and she needed some basic door interior jamb re-painted. Her children had painted the door and the jamb pink. Mr. Skissors had painted the door but not the door jamb.

This post shows the three steps to painting an interior door jamb on an exterior door.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the paint used on the door. Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the application of the blue paint tape along side of the door molding. Fig.3 shows a better view on the right side of the door.

Fig.2 Painter's tape
Fig.3 Around door
Step 2:
Fig.4 through fig.7 shows the interior of the door jamb being painted. Start at one side and go completely around to the other side. Do not forget to remove the lock plate on the door jamb. The plates will require a Phillip screwdriver to remove all 4-screws. Two for the door plate and two more for the dead bolt.
Fig.4 Paint 
door edge
Fig.5 Door jamb
Fig.6 By hinge
Fig.7 Finishing
Step 3: Fig.8 and fig.9 shows the job is done. All three side of the door jamb are painted white to match the door. Because of the pink color two coats had to be applied to the door jamb. Now Mr. and Mrs. Skissors can enjoy their home without any one knowing the kids got into the paint.
Fig.8 painting 
inside door edge
Fig.9 Latch

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