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Painting Home Interior Doors

Learn how to paint home interior doors with this DIY tutorial.



Painting interior doors is an amazing way to update your home interior, and it just got faster! Learn how to use the best home paint sprayer with ease!

My last two homes have had solid wood interior doors. These are an amazing element to have in a home for their durability and sound proofing. However, I have never been a huge fan of wood doors. So, I decided to paint these entryway closet doors with the FLEXiO 5000 Paint Sprayer by Wagner Spray Tech. Today I’ll be sharing the step by step tutorial!


Spraying interior doors tutorial

Before I began this project I perused Wagner Spray Tech’s website to find the best paint sprayer for this project. I chose the FLEXiO 5000 because I wanted an interior paint sprayer for smaller projects and this model came with two finishing nozzles.

Flexio 5000

Prep steps

The first step is to remove the doors and their hardware. Next, prepare your interior doors for the paint. I used a deglosser to get into all the nooks and crannies of these tightly molded doors first.



Then, I followed it up with a light sanding.


Fill sprayer with paint

Once you’ve established a stable surface for your doors, prepare the paint sprayer! This was so simple. After filling the tub with my paint I followed the directions for the appropriate spray width and speed at which the paint is released.


Spray doors

The painting technique is very similar to the same way I’ve always used a can of spray paint. Start your spray slightly off the top of the door and while the paint is spraying move the sprayer in even up and down motions, top to bottom.

Never stop your paint sprayer on the door without continual motion as that will cause the paint to pool in that one spot and form drips. Always begin the paint spray off the door and then move onto it in even sweeping motions. The FLEXiO 5000 came with a practice sheet, which helped me get the hang of the sweeping motion very quickly.


Let dry

I painted one coat of primer and two top coats. Each coat took me 5 minutes for all four doors!

The clean up was also very easy. I simply emptied the leftover paint back into the can and washed out the spray nozzle and tub according to directions. After a first rinse outside, I brought the pieces in to wash in soapy water.


Re-install doors

So, what do you think of the final product? Now that you’ve seen how easy it is to use a Wagner Spray Tech paint sprayer, what’s going to be on your project list?

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