The outside of the studio French doorways is lastly painted! These pre-primed doorways had been put in years in the past, and that is the primary time they’ve ever been painted. Higher late than by no means, I suppose. The very fact is that portray French doorways can seem to be a frightening activity with having to color round all of these glass panes. However I’ve discovered a course of that makes it fairly fast and straightforward, and I exploit the identical course of (however barely totally different merchandise) for portray the inside and the outside of the French doorways.
Earlier than I stroll via my course of for portray French doorways, let me remind you of what they appeared like earlier than I painted them.
These doorways lead from my studio to our carport. That is the door that has the good, lengthy concrete wheelchair ramp for Matt. Sadly, we weren’t in a position to match that total lengthy ramp beneath the roof of the carport, however I do hope to have the uncovered half at the least partially coated in some unspecified time in the future. I’ve just a few concepts about how to do this, however we’d like our addition constructed first.
However anyway, these are the French doorways that result in my studio, and so they had been in want of paint. Initially, I wasn’t positive what colour I ought to paint the doorways. Our entrance door is painted a fairly coral colour from Benjamin Moore referred to as Hen of Paradise.
After which I made a decision to color the aspect door to my studio the identical colour as a result of that entry was means too cute to color the door white.
So I needed to resolve if I needed to hold that very same colour to the again of the home, or play it protected with white. In the long run, I made a decision to go for the Hen of Paradise. I need to see that fairly colour each time I pull the van into the carport. (I took these footage within the early morning solar, which is why the colours seems so totally different from above. The home continues to be the identical colour because it has been for years now, and the door colours actually are the identical.)
I’m so glad I didn’t play it protected and select white! I’m going to like having coral doorways on the again of our home!
Now let’s get to my course of for portray French doorways.
First, I cleaned the doorways rather well. Not solely had these doorways not been painted since they had been put in years in the past, however they’d additionally by no means been cleaned. 😀 And it confirmed! These doorways had been completely filthy. Cleansing the doorways was the toughest a part of this venture, and I’m not even joking.
However after numerous scrubbing, I had all the filth eliminated.
Subsequent, I used 220-grit sandpaper to shortly sand the doorways and ensure there was nothing caught on them that might have an effect on the paint end. I additionally needed to scrape off some concrete splatters (from when the wheelchair ramp was poured) and another gunk that had collected on the doorways. I needed the floor to be as clean as doable earlier than portray, however I actually didn’t spend greater than half-hour on this.
Subsequent up, I used Jasco Masks & Peel to cowl the glass panes. I’ve shared about this product twice earlier than, however I at all times get extra questions on it. So I’ll proceed to share about it, as a result of it truly is a tremendous product.
It acts as a primer and a liquid painters tape. You don’t must watch out in any respect about portray it on as a result of any of the product that will get on the components of the door that might be painted merely acts as a primer. If it will get on the door, there’s no must take away it, peel it, or wipe it off. Simply go away it there and let it dry, similar to you’d a primer, after which paint proper over it. However the aim is to fully cowl the glass panes with the product. Brush it on comparatively thick with a brush, and as soon as the door is painted, the half that on the glass panes will peel proper off.
I forgot to take an image from the skin after I obtained the product painted on the glass panes (it was getting so chilly outdoors and I used to be very anxious to get finished and are available inside), however right here’s an image of what it seems like from the within.
I did have to make use of precise painters tape on a few areas on the doorways, just like the rubber climate stripping between the 2 doorways and on the backside of the doorways. However this Jasco product saves a lot time over attempting to tape off all of these glass panes. I believe it took me a complete of half-hour to coat the panes on each doorways.
After that was dry (I truly needed to wait about three days as a result of we had sub-freezing temps for just a few days), I used to be prepared to color. However earlier than I obtained began, I took a couple of minutes to take away the door deal with and lifeless bolt. I discover it simpler to take away them than to attempt to paint round them, and I get a a lot cleaner look by eradicating them as an alternative of attempting to tape them off.
I used Behr exterior satin enamel paint. They’d the Benjamin Moore colour of their system. I painted the doorways with a 2.5-inch sash (angled) brush.
To color the outside of the doorways, the doorways must be opened all the way in which, and so they must be left open till the paint is totally dry. And as you may see, with the Jasco masking product on the panes, I didn’t must watch out in any respect when portray across the panes.
After portray two coats of paint and permitting these to dry, I used to be able to take away the window movie. I used a model new razor blade to attain across the edges of the panes…
After which the product peeled off very simply, leaving a clear, paint-free glass pane.
And listed below are my stunning Hen of Paradise studio carport doorways (trying just a little bit darkish within the early morning gentle).
I can’t imagine I waited this lengthy to color these doorways, however I’m form of glad I did. Had I painted them again when had the carport constructed, I in all probability would have simply painted them white. I wanted time to seek out my braveness to go for the coral. 😀
Now I must discover a storage resolution for my instruments and further lumber and trim in order that the carport can keep neat and tidy. I’d love to offer this entrance as a lot love and care as I attempt to give to our entrance porch. I desire a fairly and welcoming entrance for myself simply as a lot as I would like one for our visitors.
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