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Painting a door or window frame can freshen up the appearance of your doorway and enhance the overall look of your home. Here’s what Scholars Edge Painting recommends when tackling your door or window frames:

Prepare the Door Frame

Before you start, gather the necessary tools and materials. Clean the frame thoroughly to remove any dirt, dust, or grease. Allow the frame to dry completely before proceeding. Check the frame for damage, such as cracks, holes, or peeling paint. Repair any imperfections using spackling compound or wood filler. Once dry, sand the repaired areas smooth.

If the frame has any rough spots or blemishes, lightly sand it with fine-grit sandpaper to smooth out the surface. Wipe away any sanding dust with a damp cloth. Depending on the condition of the door or window frame and the type of paint you’ll be using, you may need to apply a coat of primer before painting. Primer helps to seal the surface, improve paint adhesion, and provide better coverage. Use a primer that is compatible with both the frame material and the paint you’ll be using.

Paint the Frame

Patience and precision are key in the painting process. Start by cutting in around the edges and corners of the frame with a paintbrush. Use smooth, even strokes to create clean lines. Once the edges are done, use a paintbrush or small roller to apply paint to the larger areas of the door frame. Work in small sections, starting from the top and working your way down. Be sure to work quickly and evenly to prevent drips and runs.

If you’re using multiple coats of paint, allow each coat to dry completely before applying the next one. This ensures a smooth and durable finish.

Final Touches

Following these recommendations from Scholars Edge Painting will help you achieve a beautifully painted door or window frame that enhances the overall appearance of your home. Regular maintenance and touch-ups will ensure your frames continue to look their best for years to come.


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