Does anyone else do that? You look at something and think, “there’s gotta be a way of doing this without pulling it apart/ sanding it/ or any other normal procedures the rest of the world is telling needs to be done for this process.”
Yeah, I think that about EVERYTHING.
I’m just not a prep work kind of person. I see a door and think, “you would look great in coral, but I don’t wanna pull you off those decrepit hinges or anything.”
So I don’t pull it off the hinges because I’ve already got paint laid out and I’m ready to go. But I realize that getting paint all over the doorknob and frame would be regrettable.
Can you guess what I did? Surely, you’ve figured out what I’ve done.
Painter’s tape! This stuff can keep paint off my ceiling and baseboards, of course it could work to keep paint off of hinges and a doorframe. So I taped around the entire door, even the floor below it. This was relatively easy. I did have to pull off a few extra lengths to be sure everything was secure around the hinges.
The other thing I did to make this the easiest paint job ever was to remove the doorknob. I’ve seen plenty o pinterest posts where people taped around their door handles but I’m not buying it. I’m convinced from other taping endeavors that taping around a round surface is not the easiest way of doing this. Removing the knob is easy.
And the only other thing I had to do was paint the door, taking care along the painter’s tape as I would baseboards or the ceiling.
Here’s how it turned out:
About The Supplies: I use the Frog Tape brand of Painter’s Tape because the first time I painted anything I used the cheapest I could find and still haven’t finished cleaning the mess that made. I’ve also heard really great things about 3M Blue Painter’s Tape, but I haven’t tried it myself. The paint I used here is from the Clark + Kensington line at Ace Hardware. Unfortunately the can wasn’t labeled with the color name but it’s a pretty pink based coral from that line if you think you can find it.
This is definitely a process I will repeat the next time I must paint a door. I’m thinking about painting my front door. I’ve gathered tons of inspiration in a 2 part series and I think it’s left me more unsure of the color I’d choose than anything. But if it weren’t for layers of old cracking paint, I’d definitely tape it off and paint- because seriously guys, so easy! Seriously, go paint a door right now!
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