Can I paint a mahogany wood door white or black without looking bad?
Jcraw on Apr 14, 2018You will have to use a really good quality primer -possibly two coats, after cleaning and light sanding. It’s amazing how they can bleed through, and I say this from personal experience.Helpful Reply
Janet Pizaro on Apr 14, 2018clean and use a primer ,allow to dry and paintHelpful Reply
Amy Ogden-Paparone on Apr 14, 2018Hi Honor,You absolutely can paint your door white and black. The trick is what color do you paint the rim of the door. When the door is left open, whatever color you see the most of should be the color of the rim of the door. So if the door is open and you see white, paint the rim white. If it's black, then paint the rim black.Here is the rule...stand directly in front of the side of the door you are painting and open your door a tad....the edge you see should be painted the same color as the side you are painting.Example...if I am standing outside looking at the outside of my door while it is open, I see the "hinge edge." Therefore, the hinge edge is to be the same color as the front of my door. If I am standing on the inside, facing the inside of the door, I see the "latch edge." Therefore the latch edge would be the same color as the inside of my door.This "rule" applies to all doors...paint or stain...interior or exterior! Hope that makes sense!Helpful Reply
Gk on Apr 14, 2018I agree that you need to use primer first. And then buy a good quality enamel paint. It wears well, washes well, and covers well.Helpful Reply
Laura Cooper on Apr 14, 2018Your door should match your trim colorHelpful Reply
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