How to Paint an Exterior Door

Date:May 30, 2019

Cleaning and Sanding the Door

1. Gather your supplies.

2. Remove the door from the hinges.

3. Remove the hardware. 

4. Fill in holes.

5. Clean metal doors.

6. Sand the door. 

7. Vacuum and wipe down the door. 

8. Tape and paper hardware and windows. 

Painting and Priming

1. Choose a paint. 

2. Pick a primer.

3. Choose the right day to paint.

4. Prime the door. 

5. Paint the door.

6. Apply a second coat if necessary. 

Finishing and Re-Hanging the Door

1. Remove the tape.

2. Allow the paint to dry fully.

3. Re-install the hardware. 

4. Rehang the door.

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