Painting and Staining

HOW TO PAINT YOUR STEEL DOOR

Clean Door

Clean door surface to remove any loose material or dirt.

Choose Paint

Paint with a high quality 100% acrylic latex exterior grade paint.

Apply Paint

Simply use a brush or roller to apply paint. Doors have a woodgrain texture so paint application marks seemingly disappear.

NOTE   We require use of a pre-approved paint/s having a LRV of 38 or higher on Premium Handcrafted Better Construction Doors. Use of other paints will void the door’s warranty.

HOW TO STAIN YOUR WOOD DOOR

Choose Stain

Select a high quality exterior oil-based penetrating stain that is mildew resistant, UV resistant and water repellent.

Clean Door

Clean door surface to remove any loose material or dirt.

Apply Stain

Apply stain to all door section surfaces.

Fill Gaps

NOTE   Paint grade doors cannot be stained. Complete staining instructions are found in the installation manual.

HOW TO PAINT YOUR WOOD DOOR

Fill Gaps

Fill any gaps or voids on wood surfaces with a paintable caulking compound.

Clean Doors

Clean all door surfaces with a stiff bristle brush.

Prime Door

Prime the door per the installation instructions. Priming is also available from Ideal Door®.

Paint Door

Paint all door section surfaces using a high quality oil or latex-based exterior paint.

NOTE   Complete painting instructions are found in the installation manual.