Door painting is a fun and very creative way to decorate or express yourself! It can also be used as a less expensive substitute for people who don’t want to pay for an entire wall mural. But keep in mind that, just like any paint job, door paintings usually require more than one coat of paints and, to make it last, they need to be protected with a clear coat!
STEP 1: CLEAN THE DOOR.
The first thing you want to do is clean your door or wall. This will allow the paint to stick much easier and will also allow for any mistakes made during painting (if there are any) to come off easier. Grab a rag and some rubbing alcohol and give the door a good rub down so that it is free of any dirt or debris.
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR MURAL OR PRINT.
Now you need to decide what you’d like to put on your door! You can do this by getting a mural or print from an art supply store, printing something you find online, and then having it printed at a copy center (be sure to look into the prices for different copies centers in your area!) or you can even paint freehand! This will take much more time but it’s a good way to get creative. If you decide to take this route make sure you have a picture of what you’re painting on the door first.
STEP 3: PREPPING THE DOOR FOR PAINTING.
Before you actually start painting your mural or print, place painter’s tape along the border of where it is going to be painted so that the paint doesn’t bleed over into the rest of the door. Also, make sure to tape along the bottom part of the door so that it doesn’t get painted and also to give your mural a more finished look.
STEP 4: PAINTING THE BORDER/LETTERS OF YOUR MURAL OR PRINT.
Start by painting in between each of the letters and around the borders of your mural/print using a small paintbrush. This will make it easier to get in between each letter and ultimately look better on your door (especially if you’re printing something large).
STEP 5: PAINTING THE MIDDLE PART OF YOUR MURAL OR PRINT.
After your order is complete, you can move on to the middle of your mural or print. When painting the center use a roller brush to make sure that it gets evenly spread throughout the door.
STEP 6: CLEAN UP YOUR DOOR AND ADD A TOPCOAT IF DESIRED.
After everything is completely dry it’s time to clean up your door! Use a dry rag and some rubbing alcohol to make sure that there is no paint anywhere it shouldn’t be, such as the sides of the door or along your tape lines.