How to Paint a Panel Door the Professional Way

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hi today we will be looking at paint one

of these panel tools down fade in most

modern houses nowadays and if they're

paid correctly they can look pretty good

what I've already done before I start

painting the door without taking the

handle off and I put a handle and screws

safely and there's paint kettles they

don't lose them so I've done that first

of all and also I've given it a light

rough day with some of this al monoxide

paper I don't know if you could see it's

240 grade because what I don't want to

do is scratch the door up too much

there's a very fine abrasive just to key

up the paint which is on there to give

better adhesion for the paint or even on

top of it so once I rubbed it down they

dusted it off and Roy dusting brush and

also it's dust on it down or make sure

it dusted off the top of the door

because if you don't when you're

painting that top rail you can often

pick up dust and smudge it all over the

front of the door there so this door

knows what if the paint and I've also

put some paper on the floor which is far

better than use and dust sheets because

you can tuck it underneath the door like

this so it's all ready to go so the

first part that all are going to be

painting it's actually going to be this

edge down through here the reason for

that is if only do it last I've got on

the face of the door when you paint this

the paint flicks right on to the front

edge of that door you end up with a fat

age running down there so the first

thing we'll be doing is to paint this

page okay so what I've got here is I've

got some undercoat and is a very pale

green so hopefully you better see as I'm

applying the paint and I'm using a one

and a half inch brush to paint at all so

back centimeter paint on the brush I

like thank through this edge here when

you get the top always brush upwards and

don't brush down because you'll get a

pool will paint the runs over there

you're going to get runs hanging down

the door in

I even Lila I lay off that wits so then

give the next bit any little bit of

paint that centimeter like that we come

to the catch fit there you can see it

okay the Prussian just creeped it

forwards it just comes to the edge of it

and then pull it up and be side bits if

you don't take this off just took the

brush sideways just dab it down like

that just come down lightly with the tip

of the brush like that

flick it back that way that's that bit

done no wait I just aim through here

creep up like that with a brush so to

give a little wiggle just to get into

there and pull it down it's the last

piece now back here so that's eh done so

before we do anything else and if you

can see this you see how the paint CREP

rang there so that's why we've always do

this age first and only have to do it

just get a piece of kitchen towel or

cloth and just wipe that off dang for

here on earth because if you don't you

can have that big Ridge down through the

edge of your tool which you don't want

we just smear that off with a piece of

kitchen towel put a rag in the way Tang

through just like that okay so now ready

to paint the big face of the doll right

so before I start painting the door but

I've already done if you can see look

down there so I've used a dusting brush

in a scrape or just like an which the

door when I push it in like that before

I start painting if you've got a proper

wedge at home all the better of us

decorators can compromise by using that


so when it comes to paint in the face of

the door I've numbered this up to show

that the order in which decorators paint

these doors to minimize the chance of

getting runs and shut marks and things

on the door so the first things you need

to paint is number buttons which are the

four five six panels then the second

part you paint disease while called

muntins these middle bit who makes up

these names so these number twos are

called the mountains you do that second

third components is the rails going

horizontally like that then last of all

we do the long Stiles down each side of

the tool so we'll get your paint and get

started okay so now I'm going to get

cracking and paint the panels as you can

see it's a number one so the four panels

I'm going to do first so I'll do this

one first so it's easier to see where

I'm going with the paint so but

centimeter paint on the brush when we

start and tilt the brush back like this

would be if I don't get paint on there

like this spread the pink out evenly

tilt the brush at an angle like this and

you come up and die so don't I get too

much paint on this path and that Munt in

there little we want to get in that

corner and put it down and little we get

at the bottom and pull it up

I can tilt it this way and did that flat

hot bang through there so on the top

you're not a tiny little smidgen pigeon

amount of paint on your brush so you

don't get any runs coming down over

there through there tilt it like we did

earlier little wiggle tilt it give a

little wiggle get in the corner

and put it back like that and move the

brush five ways like that to do in there

my tank through here and then wait

that's tilt the brush that way

well we going to get in there you know

we're going to get down in there and

pull out tiny bit paint they go that way

the brush black wave same on the bottom

just time you smidgen pigeon amount of

paint and of course here let's go

Brandis make sure that all the paint's

looking nice and even on these corners

yeah that's fine

now we do the front part of the door so

about sent me

I have sent me your paint like that on

the brush let's start about there when

you put your paint on don't a slight

angle you start to brush it right what

you never do is you never come down like

that because you'll hit the top of there

and the paint will pull it across it and

run down over you're gonna help with

runs come down that top of that panel so

what you need to do then put it up like

this come down and up so you're not

going to do that you're putting the

paint up like that so then you don't

really run this on that bit saying

there's a paint there soy angle

distribute the paint a bit just go

penguins on that

so when you laying off the paint now

when you still come down like that it

leaves a little mark so when you come

back would make sure you've got slightly

higher each time so you don't leave that

little mark where you start with the

brush like that okay if you do overrun

the edge of this a bit two things you

can do you can get the brush and just

feather right like that so you don't get

a rich well if there's quite a bit on

there then you just need to get a

kitchen towel rag give it a wipe get the

word stuff afterwards okay so that's

that panel done so I'm gonna crack on

now and do the other ones and I'll be

back in a minute

okay so that's all those six panels done

now I can move on to the number twos

which are called the muntins at this

point when you do the remainder of the

door we need to go as steady old speed

because if not we might get some marks

or an overlap the paint on the miters

here and there okay so it has to be put

on the reasonable speed so these number

twos are next I'll take these off okay

so when you paint these every Center

like that and then tilt the brush you're

bit push the paint to the edges like


using the brush sideways and lay off up

and down like that so as you can see

I've gone slightly beyond the end of

this like that and do the same on the

second one okay through the middle tilt

the brush sideways like this and tilt it

that way that forces the paint out to

the edges we go just fine you often go

get the paint right to the edge of the


lay off gently the tips of the brush


maybe the center to build tilt like that

then I can lay off the full length for

about months in like that night okay

just this one day here a night same

principle through the sensor tilt it

like that

so I'm tilting it like that to push the

pin out to the edges so once again you

can see all gone slightly beyond to

where that Montaigne finishes the same

as on these okay so that's a number

two's done so number three's are going

to be these four horizontal rails going

through here so if we start with the top

one you paint like that tilt it down a


some of you won quite towards me you

might be better off stood on a little

hop up or something at this stage so you

can reach like that better

now when you go along with this join

here you're on a nice straight line so

tilt the brush you can see words go in

and just put it along and make a nice

straight line across for that motor is

through there

and once again I'm going slightly beyond

the endpoint of each one of these parts

of the rails that's the top part done

same on this one so pull the post and

angle like that so you see where you

going through there to make a nice

straight line same underneath until the

brush is lovely straight going through


well I'll just do the other two rails

and I'll be back with you in a minute

okay so all that's left to do now is

these two number fours these long styles

they don't each side of the door

let's take something off okay so same

principle but centimeter of paint

through the center over there on the top

of the door once again don't come down

with the brush because you'll get pull

the pain and they'll run down over there

when you're not looking

you have to be running slow down there I

always just go upwards there's a star

sent to me a day they go up to the top

like that on these edges here once again

we want a nice straight line so when you

come down tilt the brush so you can see

where you're going to make a nice

straight line down through there like

that to get a nice moisture on the edges

each of these styles they're right

another important point here is make

sure you've dusted out any dust in there

before you go near it it's not just

spreads all over the place you're gonna

be great

tinge to your paint so I'm going to tilt

the brush there nice and low in a

through there

they bottle it down now I hope the brush

thought you differently and I normally

would so I can tilt it upwards like this

then though straight edge up through


there we go that's looking good so I

just got this lifestyle to do going

through here I'll be back in a minute

okay that's the doral finish now we're

looking good well I didn't show you

though was I before I painted this stove

and from here I cut bit of masking tape

on both of the hinges because nothing

worse and paint on the door get an

horrible smudgy paint down all over your

hinges so that's nice and clean now so

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