These faded closet doors in David’s room needed to be painted. They were the original doors that were installed in 1963 when our house was built:
When I asked David to paint the doors, he balked. He said that removing the doors, taking them to the garage for painting, and then reattaching the doors on the closet tracks would be extremely difficult for him. He would have to hire a handy man to help him.
After thinking about this, I suggested that he simply paint the doors without removing them from the closet.
I told him to buy semi-gloss medium brown paint from Home Depot. He showed me various shades of brown on the computer. I picked a shade, and he printed the picture. He took the picture to Home Depot, where the salesman punched the code on the computer and the paint was mixed and shaken. David paid around $40.00 for a gallon of Behr exterior paint. We felt that exterior paint would cover the doors with one coat, whereas interior paint was too thin and would necessitate several coats.
I chose medium brown, because white would show the dirt. Medium brown meant less maintenance.
Here’s a series of photos, showing the progress of this paint job. It took David two hours to paint the closet doors in his room.
He removed the clothing from the closet, laid tarp on the floor, taped the door knobs and surrounding walls, and then dusted the slats:
Here he is painting the doors:
And here is the finished product:
So much better! Next, he plans to paint the closet doors in the guest room.