We don’t want to start any huge projects before Christmas because we’ll be hosting a bunch of gatherings in the next few weeks and the last thing we want is our guests to be walking into a construction zone. They half expect it from us, but we’ll just say that’s part of our present to them. Ha! Even still, there are quite a bit of small and quick things that are on our list. Painting the stairwell, possibly replacing that light, giving our dining room table a makeover (poor thing is so beat up!) and our interior doors.
^^I spy Faye Faye! The walls and trim are freshly painted, which made our doors stick out like a yellowed thumb. Painting doors is one of my least favorite things to paint. 1. The walls above kitchen cabinets (my back! my neck!) 2. ceilings 3. doors!! We recently painted all of the doors in Greta’s room and the guest room with a brush and it was quite time consuming. Fortunately, Wagner Spray Tech reached out to us months ago to see if we’d be interested in trying out another one of their paint sprayers. Since we used (and loved!) their Flexio 590 when we painted Faye’s crib a year ago, we were definitely on board and thought this would be the perfect project to give their power house sprayer, the Flexio 890, a go.
We took the 4 interior doors upstairs out to the garage and gave them a thorough wipe down with some soap and water. The dust that settles onto those tiny ledges is astounding really. Once the doors were wiped down and dried we started painting. I used the same paint for the doors as I did for all the trim–off the shelf Clark+Kensington Designer White in semi-gloss. I only had half a gallon left so I was prepared to run to the store, but we made it!
I love a paint sprayer that doesn’t guzzle paint and is quiet with little overspray. Really love it. We have had bad experiences with other paint sprayers guzzling paint or spitting it out at thee worst times, and we never have had any of that with either Flexio sprayers.
Here you can see the drastic difference between the fresh white going over the yellowed doors. It only took one coat, or about 10 minutes (!!), on one side. Total time saver. We let things dry for a good 5 hours before flipping the doors over to paint the other side so we didn’t risk nicks.
I don’t have true before and afters because we just couldn’t bring ourselves to putting our pitted and scratched hardware back on, what looked like, our brand new doors.
So, we ordered new knobs and we’re still waiting semi-patiently for them to get here.
Clean white doors feel good with our without hardware. And you know? Painting doors is not a horrible job anymore. We’ll end on this picture for all of you that like playing “I spy.” Yes, the shelves are finally reloaded. Haha. And I think that is a Greta sock under the bench. And that mess in the mirror is just real life, you know. I did not intend for this to be a two part project post, but since I am shooting our house tour video for later this week, I needed to get this half of the project up. Can’t wait to get and share our hardware pick soon!
This post is in partnership with Wagner SprayTech. We were gifted the Flexio 890 (would be a great gift for anyone! wink wink), and every word is ours. Thank you for supporting the companies that support us!
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