We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post. I paintied all my interior doors dark gray and I LOVE them! I got a lot of feedback on Instagram, Instagram Stories, and Facebook about sharing some tips/how-tos so I put together a door painting tutorial and some tips and tricks on painting your interior doors.
I have painted doors at 3 different homes now so I have a few mistakes and lessons learned to pass along.
If you THINK you know and your doors end up being oil and you paint over it with any type of latex, you WILL regret it. If your door currently has a latex based paint you can just prep it by cleaning it and wiping it with a liquid deglosser.
Check for paint buildup especially in the recessed areas and smooth out before it dries. *Tip – set a reminder on your phone for when you can apply the next coat.
I changed all the knobs to Schalge Latitude Lever with Century Trim in Matte Black.
I am in love with this Schlage Custom doorknob we added to the bathroom door.
My house has very different lighting throughout the day as well as a hall and bathroom with zero natural light so I made sure to test the color in all the rooms of the house against the different paint colors in the rooms. At first I had a lighter gray but it was too close to one of the wall colors and I didn’t like it.
I love how Benjamin Moore Advance paint cures super hard (we used it on our kitchen cabinets) and levels out beautifully (doesn’t show brush strokes) but it’s pricey. If you leave your doors on when painting, you might consider protecting the trim with painters tape.