Use a 1-inch-wide angled paint brush for the panel angles and grooves. Use a 4-inch smooth roller for the flat surfaces of the door. Determine how much of the door edge you want to paint. Typically the outside of an exterior door will use the exterior color to cover three quarters of the edge.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which is the best way to paint a panel door?
Paint the door edge, you should always paint the edge you will see if the door is open. Number 1 in diagram. If it is an exterior door you should also paint the top of the door, and the bottom if you can. Paint the panels. Numbers 2-7 in diagram.
Can a panel be painted separately in a car?
With the arrival of base coat clear coat paint systems, blending paint during paint application has more or less eliminated panel painting. Even with the availability of the correct paint code, the surface properly prepared and the paint applied perfectly, a panel painted separately will most likely not match the rest of the vehicle.
What's the best way to paint a car?
Apply a base coat of automotive primer using a paint sprayer. A sprayer will speed up the application process and help distribute the primer better. Hold the nozzle of the sprayer 6–8 inches (15–20 cm) away from the surface of the vehicle and pull the trigger to begin releasing the primer.