Leftovers With Annie: How To Paint A Closet Door

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Painting a closet door is a great way to add additional color to your home. It's also an easy way to disguise wear and tear that can come over years of use.

How To Paint A Closet Door

Watch as Annie from the YouTube show "Leftovers with Annie" shows you how easy it is to paint a closet door and how additional embellishments can make it look like locker doors for a sports themed room.


Choosing Color When selecting a color, choose one that compliments the wall color. Keep in mind the tones of the room, if it's a warm color stay within that family and same goes for a cool tone. Consider testing the color with a sample to ensure the color coincides with the rooms look and decor

Choosing A Sheen Fingerprints, shoe marks, dust and grime are all bound to find their way to your closet doors. A semi-gloss paint will help with durability and cleaning for a closet surface.

Prep Before painting a closet door you want to make sure the surface is clean and smooth. Using warm water and a rag, wipe down the entire door completely. Follow up by sanding the door down with a sanding sponge. Make sure spots that have holes or chips in the door are patched with spackle and follow up with sanding that spot smooth one dry. Continue on with sanding the entire door smooth and wipe away any dust.

Get Painting If you closet door has panels, you'll want to paint those first. You can use a small roller to cover the panels or a brush. Just be sure to paint along the wood grain if present in the door. After you paint the panels, move to the outside sections of the door ensuring that there are no pools of paint in the panel corners. Let the door dry completely before adding a second coat. After applying the 2nd coat, let the door dry 24 hours before using.

Published on 2/24/2021.
Always follow manufacturer's instructions before using any product.
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