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Painting a Decorative Door

Spray a salvage yard door and then decorate to add a focal point to any room.



Looking for a décor statement in your home? Pick up an interesting old door at a salvage yard and use it to create a show-stopping focal point in any room. Doors are decorative in nature and vintage ones retain the artful architecture of days gone by. Paint artist and consultant Debbie Hayes found this decorative wood and glass door at a local salvage yard and sprayed it up for a holiday display.


Clean door

Dust and clean door of any residue with a tack cloth.

Door from salvage yard

Tape off areas you don't want painted

Cover glass panes of door with paper and painter's tape. Cover hardware and hinges as well to keep paint off these areas.

Door Before Painting

Fill sprayer with paint

Load a Home Décor Sprayer with your favorite paint color and spray your door with a fresh new finish.

Spraying a door

Attach stencil

When the paint is dry, add a stenciled number, design or name. Simply tape stencil on door and spray with the Home Décor Sprayer in a favorite shade of gold metallic.

Stencil Painting for Door

Let dry

Remove stencil and let dry.

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Dress door up

Dress up with a wreath or holiday ornament.

Painted Door After
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