How To Applying Primer onto a Flat Door

Door (Brush – Cutting In)a

Using a stir stick, thoroughly stir the primer.

Load a 2-3″ wide brush by dipping 1/3 of the bristle length into the primer.

Remove excess primer from the brush by tapping the bristles against the inside of the bucket.

Using a brush, cut in around any hinges or other hardware on the flat area (face) and edges of the door.

Door (Rolling)

Pour the primer into a paint tray or a 5-gallon bucket.

Place appropriate nap roller onto a roller frame.

Dip roller cover completely into primer covering the entire nap area.

Remove excess primer from the roller cover by rolling onto the ribbed section of the paint tray or bucket grid.

Roll the inside and outside edges of the door.

Place the loaded roller cover onto the middle of the door and roll from edge to edge, top to bottom.

Reload as necessary.

Continue until the door is completely covered.

Door Frame

Starting at the top of the doorframe, working from the inside out, brush the primer onto the inside frame area.

Re-load the brush as necessary to maintain a wet edge, approximately every 4-6″.

Using a water-dampened rag, wipe any excess primer that may have overlapped onto the outside trim.

Continue applying the primer until the doorframe is complete.

Door Trim

Starting at the top section of the door trim, prime the edge where the wall and the door trim meet.

Reload the brush as necessary to maintain a wet edge, approximately every 4-6″.

Brush the primer onto face of the door trim, starting at the top.

Continue applying the primer until the trim is complete.