How to paint a door

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I've got a mini roller for doors was going to roll all the door then the key- run a brush with long strokes from top to bottom. Not stopping until end of door. Is this right?


There are knots all over so painting with zinnser first then undercoat then top coat
 
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If its is a panelled door do all your panels first and the hinge edge and then do the flats of the door brushing with the grain, if its a flat door paint hinge edge first then start rolling from top to bottom and every square you roll lay of until you get to the bottom of the door, dont roll the whole door and then think you can lay off with a brush as that wont work, you have to roll a section and lay it off working from top to bottom of the door, what sort of mini roller have got ie foam, microfiber, stupid question why are you painting the key ?
 
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If its is a panelled door do all your panels first and the hinge edge and then do the flats of the door brushing with the grain, if its a flat door paint hinge edge first then start rolling from top to bottom and every square you roll lay of until you get to the bottom of the door, dont roll the whole door and then think you can lay off with a brush as that wont work, you have to roll a section and lay it off working from top to bottom of the door, what sort of mini roller have got ie foam, microfiber, stupid question why are you painting the key ?
Got a roller for doors. Not too thick.

Was going to paint indented panels with brush then roller the rest. Do I need to lay off with a brush after rolling?
 
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Personally, I paint the panels first, then use a rag dipped in white spirits (or water depending on the paint) to remove the excess from the face of the door. Once the panels are painted, I then start painting the rails and stiles.

On a 4 panel door, I paint the top rail and part of the middle stile. I then start on the left and right stiles. Going down by about 8" on either side (in an attempt to maintain a wet edge). I use the same kind of technique all the way down, again trying to ensure that I maintain wet edges.

In the olden days (before 2010), you could then lay off the paint all the way along the length of the rails. It is difficult to do that now unless you add lots of Owatrol.
 
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