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Foam Roller Versus Brush for Interior Doors

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Foam Roller Versus Brush for Interior Doors

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When you are painting your interior doors, you want to make sure that the door looks flawless. You don’t want drip marks or smudges, and you want the paint to be uniformly seamless. The question is whether to use a foam roller or a brush. You may even want to use a combination of the two. Take a look at how to paint your interior doors so that they are perfect every time.

Using a Brush to Paint Interior Doors

When you use a brush to paint interior doors, it can end up with brush marks, drips, and uneven paint. If you are a very experienced painter, it is possible to do a nice job, but it is not easy. You have to pay attention and use the perfect amount of paint on the brush with every stroke. When you use a paintbrush to paint your interior door, the coat of paint will be thicker because paintbrushes hold more paint. 

Using a Foam Roller to Paint Interior Doors

There are many advantages to using a foam roller to paint your interior doors. If painting is not your full time job, you will have a much easier time of obtaining a flawless finish with a foam roller. The roller will spread the paint more smoothly and evenly, and it won’t leave brush marks or a bumpy surface. Because the foam roller spreads a thinner layer of paint, you will need to do at least two coats.

In addition, foam rollers are small, often just three to six inches. They have rounded ends, so they work well on paneled doors. 

What Is the Best Way to Paint an Interior Door?

The best way to paint your door is by using both a paintbrush and a foam roller. You should begin by brushing a light coat of paint on the door. Because the brush can leave drips or runs, it is best to do this first, before the rest of the door is painted. If you have a paneled door, brush the indented parts of the panel as well. Take care to wipe any drips as you go because you don’t want them to dry. If you do have dried drip marks, you will need to sand the door and paint over it afterward.

Once you have painted the corners, you can use the foam roller. Do not push too hard on the door, as this can change the finish. Press lightly and evenly as you roll the entire door. The roller will also smooth out any brush marks. You will want to paint at least two coats of paint on the door. 

Final Verdict

Paint brushes have long been a method for applying paint, and they are useful in many ways. The more experienced you are in painting, the easier it will be to use a brush to paint your interior door. Foam rollers really simplify the process. They make it easier to paint the door without drip marks, and they leave a smooth finish. Using both tools together will bring about the best results in painting your interior door.

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