Old doors inside doors brown in colour would like to paint them white

Old brown wooden door painted white what sort of paint would I use and do I need to sand them down

Asked by Elizabeth on 15th May 2024
Expert Trade Answers
"I would defo sand and prep them first, but most importantly, use a product called zinger to stop bleaching of the wood coming through the new paint work you can buy straight of the shelf in most places b&q homebase if not durect to dulex company. Also, for a better finish role, the doors with a roller, not a brush"
Answered on 29th May 2024 - Member since Dec 2023 - report
"I recommend that you sand before painting. and to use a better quality paint in 2 coats and a primer before painting"
Answered on 18th May 2024 - Member since May 2024 - report
"Yes rub down between allcoat
Applie a white wood primer oil base
Applie one undercoat and one topcoat
You can do with waterbase
Advise oilbased"
Answered on 22nd May 2024 - Member since May 2024 - report
"Prepare and make good, one under coat, two top coats satin wood finish white"
Answered on 15th May 2024 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
"Firstly you need to remove/ sand down any flaking / split existing paintwork. You need to fill with a good quality resin wood filler any areas that require building up to a smooth surface . Also spot prime and bare wood with wood primer. Now if everything is sound and smooth and you are happy with the finish, you can begin the painting, but that will vary dry on the colour and finish that you require, but you haven’t stated that in your question, so I’d need that information"
Answered on 15th May 2024 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
"Hi, zinsser's all coat satin white is a great paint. Its not cheap but you get what you pay for. Light sanding and wiping down any dust will do the job."
Answered on 15th May 2024 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"Definitely need a light sand in order the new paint sticks well. I would recommend a light sanding, 80/100 paper, wipe down well, primer, top coats"
Answered on 23rd May 2024 - Member since May 2024 - report
"You would need to fix and do filling then sand the filling as you saying they are old then you use Sutton wood white paint"
Answered on 25th May 2024 - Member since Mar 2024 - report
"Sand down,clean,undercoat and finish with 2 to 3 topcoat of your choice."
Answered on 27th May 2024 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"Materials Needed:
Drop cloths or plastic sheeting
Sandpaper (120-grit and 220-grit)
Wood filler (if needed)
Painter's tape
Primer (preferably a stain-blocking primer)
Paint (semi-gloss or satin finish recommended for doors)
Paintbrushes and rollers
Tack cloth or damp rag
Paint trays
Safety gear (mask, gloves)

Remove the Door: Take the door off its hinges using a screwdriver. Lay it flat on a pair of sawhorses or a sturdy table covered with drop cloths.
Remove Hardware: Take off the doorknobs, locks, and any other hardware. This will make the painting process easier and result in a cleaner finish.
Clean the Door: Wipe the door with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or grime. Use a mild detergent if necessary.

First Sanding: Use 120-grit sandpaper to sand the surface of the door. This helps to remove the old finish and roughen the surface so the primer adheres better.
Fill Imperfections: Inspect the door for any holes or cracks and fill them with wood filler. Once dry, sand these areas smooth with 220-grit sandpaper.
Second Sanding: Lightly sand the entire door with 220-grit sandpaper to smooth the surface.

Apply Primer: Use a stain-blocking primer to cover the entire surface of the door. This is especially important when covering dark wood with white paint to prevent any stains or wood tannins from bleeding through.
Drying: Allow the primer to dry completely, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

First Coat: Apply the first coat of white paint using a brush for the detailed areas and a roller for the flat surfaces. Make sure to use long, even strokes to avoid brush marks and drips.
Drying: Let the first coat dry completely. This may take several hours depending on the paint type and environmental conditions.
Second Coat: Apply a second coat of paint. Sometimes, a third coat may be necessary for complete coverage, especially if the door was very dark.
Final Touches:

Reattach Hardware: Once the paint is fully dry, reattach the doorknobs, locks, and other hardware.
Rehang the Door: Put the door back on its hinges.
Ventilation: Ensure the area is well-ventilated when painting.
Temperature: Avoid painting in very humid or cold conditions.
Patience: Allow adequate drying time between coats for the best finish."
Answered on 21st May 2024 - Member since May 2024 - report
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