All of the doors in our house are officially all white! They were all oak before and we have been painting a few at a time. I love the hallways where the doors are all lined up and all white. It brightens every room up and I like how it looks against the gray walls.
As we were taking doors off to paint, we realized they were all different sizes, different thickness, and different styles. So we wouldn’t get them mixed up, we wrote which door was from which room on the bottom of each door after we took them off. We eventually might replace the door handles but for now we taped them off on each side so we could spray the doors without worrying about them.
We set the doors on empty garbage cans in our yard and sanded them to get rid of whatever finish was on them before.
We then sprayed them with an air spray gun that attached to an air compressor. We sprayed one coat of primer on each side.
We sprayed two coats of Sherwin Williams ProClassic paint in “Origami White.”
To finish the doors off, we sprayed two coats of clear polyurethane to keep them from getting dirty. We did one group of doors first and did not do the clear coat. They had fingerprints on them within a few days so the polyurethane was much needed.
The basement doors are flat paneled. They didn’t end up looking as good as the six paneled ones around the rest of the house because you can still see some faint wood grain through the white paint but they aren’t bad. And I think the trim that we put around every door makes them all look more cohesive even though they are different styles.
Our upstairs hallway has 4 doors all close together but I could only get a picture of these two because we have a putting green in one of the rooms that doesn’t allow the door to be closed at the moment..
Painting the doors made a big difference and it was way cheaper than having to buy new ones. Much more time consuming of course but that just meant more projects could be worked on in between coats of paint 🙂