Painting Front Doors To Look Like Wood
I was able to finish up on a front door project today. I have been creating a wood grain look on two front doors. These doors were painted with colors that I use to simulate a Walnut type of wood. I created the wood grain look on the exterior and interior of the doors and the door trim.
In this next photograph you can see how I applied the first coat of brown over the base coat of paint. I use Java for a Walnut look. When that dries I use Turkish Coffee for the second and darker brown. When the wood grain work is completely done I apply a 100% acrylic UV clear coat over it.
The doors are a fiberglass composite and they were finished off with some sort of oil based poly that had a very orangish tone to it. So the first thing I did was to clean them, then sand and prime. After the primer dried I applied a basecoat of paint. I used a SW color called Toasty. In the picture below the doors are ready to start the wood grain creation technique.
When I work on doors like these I always start from the inside out. I want to paint the trim around the windows and any panels first. These are over sized doors as far as the height goes so I needed a ladder for this job.
The doors came out great and the client loved them.