Stain doesn’t hold up and in addition paint on exterior wood doors, particularly if the door is laid open to the sun. When your stained exterior doors have begun to blur, painting over them is the most pragmatic result. Properly ready, prepared and painted, exterior doors will hold up well for numerous years. Pick the best paint and preparation you can bear. A quart of paint will cover a few doors, and great quality paint will look better and last more extended.
- Remove however much door hardware as could reasonably be expected. Unscrew the door handle, door knocker, kick plate and anything else that is joined to the door. Use blue painter’s tape to cover off anything you can’t remove.
- Clean the door using a wipe and mellow cleanser. Give careful consideration to getting grime out of the scores in panels or around inset windows. Flush it and gave it a chance to dry.
- Sand the door with 80- or 100-gravel sandpaper. In the event that it has been varnished, sand it until the surface is dull, and determine any detached or peeling varnish is sanded off.
- Put a drop fabric under the door and prime it with either an acrylic (water-based) or alkyd (oil-based) first stage. Use a 2 1/2- or 3-inch plotted band brush. For a speedier work or numerous doors, paint all the edges and corners first with the brush, then after that with a 6-inch roller.
- Sand the preparation lightly after it has dried for the prescribed drying time showed on the mark. Use 120- or 100-gravel sandpaper, or a medium-fine sanding wipe, and sand it until it feels exceptionally smooth under your hand.
- Caulk all open holes or joints with a flimsy dot of paintable silicone caulking. Smooth it down with your fingertip or a soggy cloth, and gave it a chance to dry for something like four hours.
- Paint the door using the same tools, with two layers of 100 percent acrylic paint. Apply paint to the front of the door and the edges where the hinges are, taking forethought not to let any paint smear around the edge onto the inside allotment of the door. In the event that conceivable, permit a full day between layers to anticipate a thick layer of uncured paint from adhering to the door support when you close the door. Replace the door hardware after the second cover has dried.