In this post My Hand Painted Furniture travels to Naas in Co. Kildare to look at Painting House Doors.
Everyone has 10 or more doors in their house, many of them are 4 or 6 panels, many of them are pine. This would describe the doors in this client’s house but she did not like the way they looked. Below is an idea of what we did about that, let’s take a closer look…
As you may have read in previous posts or seen on our Facebook Page we have workshop and spray booth where most of the work is carried out. The advantage of this is two fold; preparation and spraying in the workshop allows the contract to be completed a lot faster, and disruption to the client is minimized.
Once we had all the doors removed, in the van and back to the workshop first up sanding. 240 grit paper on the orbital sander and by hand. There were 15 doors in total here, the spray booth is just big enough to take them all in one go…
The set included 2 glass panel doors, these required taping and masking.
The next stage was to apply two coats of Zinsser B-I-N, a shellac based primer/sealer ideally suited to pine. I had this tinted to the top coat colour by Pat McDonnell Paints in Athlone, experts at what they do.
B-I-N dries super fast so by the time the last of the 15 had been sprayed, the first door was dry enough to turn and start the process again. The only downside, no time for coffee!!
Once dry every doors was taken back out of the spray booth and filled. A very important part of the kitchen and furniture process, also important when painting house doors.
Two products used; Toupret Fine Surface for minor imperfections and Ronseal Wood Filler for larger holes. Allowed to harden overnight then sanded smooth using 320 grit sandpaper.
Once again, back into the spray booth to spray the first top coat. Tikkurila Helmi 10 is my standard finish. I use it on kitchens and furniture for it’s high class finish, durability and usability. We do offer other sheen levels, satin or even gloss, but in my opinion this is the best finish available in the Irish market.
The colour here is Farrow & Ball “Downpipe” tinted for me by Pat McDonnell Painted in Athlone.
With the work complete we loaded the doors into the van and returned to Naas in Co. Kildare.
Great care has to be taken when refitting the door to it’s hinges and the furniture to the door, such as handle and lock. But when completed it’s all worth it, the results speak for themselves. They sure made me smile, as did the client.
Thank you for reading this post and if you would like a no obligation, free quotation please contact Suzanne in our office…
Most of the paint and materials for this contract were supplied by Pat McDonnell Paints.
Thank you for reading & …Happy Painting.