How to Paint a Door with a Roller

Need some tips on how to paint a door with a roller or how to paint a door with gloss paint? Below we list some handy tips that will help to make the job easier and give a great professional looking finish.

Frontdoor painted in Haymes Woodcare

Learning How to Paint a Flat Door with a Roller

Learning how to paint a flat door with a roller allows you to paint faster than with a brush and gives you more time to work the paint in before it dries.

Once you have learnt how to paint a flat door with a roller you’ll also know how to paint a garage door with a roller making it easy to update the freshness and style of your home – inside and out.

Haymes Paint has a range of over 2,000 paint colours making it simple to select a colour to compliment your home. Our Online Colour Library will give you plenty of fantastic inspiration ideas and get you excited about learning how to paint a flat door with a roller.

Tips On How To Paint A Flat Door With A Roller

Good preparation, using the right tools & materials and having a good painting technique is key to giving your door a professional, long-lasting finish. These pro tips will help you make your door look like new again:

  • Wedge the door in place so it doesn’t move while you’re painting
  • Sand down both sides of the door including the edges
  • Apply masking tape to the handles and hinges
  • Before pouring the paint into a tray, stir the paint thoroughly
  • Use a brush to paint around the hinges and handles
  • Use a roller using an M or W technique, starting at the edge and rolling down to the mid-height of the door before going up then down again

Our expert tip on how to paint a door without brush marks is to avoid over brushing the paint and wait for it to dry before applying a second coat.

How To Gloss Paint A Door

Using gloss paint as a finish on your door ensures the woodwork is durable, easy to clean and looks great. Knowing how to paint a door with gloss paint is important because gloss paint accentuates your door’s features. This means the first step in learning how to paint a door with gloss enamel is to know how to prepare the door properly first.

Make sure you lightly sand the door and try to remove any imperfections like nail holes, dents and scratches. Ensure you wipe away any dust and dirt as well before applying the paint.

Using a brush is easier for the sides and panels of the door and then next is knowing how to gloss paint a door with a roller for the rest.

When it comes to knowing how to gloss paint a door with a roller, it's important to choose the right roller. You may need to use a smaller roller for narrow parts of the door.

Get Painting & Colour Advice

Got questions about how to paint a door with gloss paint or how to paint a door without brush marks? Talk to the experts at your local Haymes Paint store.

We also have a Color Consultation Service offering expert guidance and advice on choosing the right paint colour for your doors. Both in-home and online consultations are available.