Monday, August 12, 2013

How to Paint a Security Door - Part 1 of 5 - Painting The Wood Trim

By Gary Boutin
4-inch mini roller cover

Supplies and Tools:
Clean towel
Paint brush 1-inch
Paint frame and roller cover-small
Paint paper with paint tape 
Semi-gloss paint
Sponge and water
Stucco painter's tape

Mrs. Wrighthood needed a second mortgage on her home business. She had to qualify for the loan and had been told from her real estate agent that her front door needed a repaint. She called my service company for an emergency repair. This post shows the progression of painting the metal security door, the wood front door on both sides, the metal door frame, and installing the door hardware.

This post shows the seven steps to paint the wood trim around the metal door.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows that cleaning the 4-inch wood trim around the door is the first step of this process. Remove the dirt by using a water hose and sponge. Be careful using soap because the soap may interfere with the paint adhesion. The goal is to get the wood as clean as possible to repaint the wood trim.
Fig.1 Front door wood trim

Step 2: Dry the wood trim with a clean towel.
Step 3: Fig.2 shows the application of stucco tape around the edges of the door. There was a rock facade around it. The next post will address removing the door handle from the security door.
Fig.2 Stucco tape closeup

Step 4: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows the painter's paper and tape placed around the edges of the wood trim.
Fig.3 Painter paper
and tape
Fig.4 Closeup of 
painters paper

Step 5: The wood trim was painted using a 4-inch mini-roller with exterior paint. Two coats were applied to give the wood a nice clean look. A 1-inch paint brush was used on the edges of the wood trim, being careful not to paint the rock facade.
Step 6: Fig.5 shows the wood trim has a clean new look. The wood trim around the security door has a nice white exterior coat. Only the painter's tape needs to be removed.
Fig.5 Wood trim new look

Step 7: Fig.6 and fig.7 shows another view that the wood trim has been painted.
Fig.6 Trim painted
Fig.7 shows a cleaner 
look at the wood trim

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