21 Mar 2012

How To Paint Bifolding Doors In Melbourne

Painting the exterior of your home can really add a fresh new look to any property, but many people who own bifolding doors in Melbourne feel that they must match their new colour to that of their existing doors in fear that they will look out of place. If you are thinking about painting your homes, why not paint your bifolds too?

When it comes to painting your bifolding doors, you will need to ensure that they are clean. Dip a sponge into warm water and a water-based soap and use it to scrub at the doors, then rinse with a clean rag soaked in clean water. Finish by drying the bifolds with a dry towel. Apply painter’s tape around all the edges of your door, including the ground, to protect against drips.

You will need to prepare bifolding doors in Melbourne for painting by applying a metal etching primer to them. Leave each side of the doors to dry for at least three hours before continuing. To ensure a smooth finish, brush the primer on vertically using first a roller and then a soft brush.

Choose a new colour for your bifolding doors and ensure that you select a paint that is suitable for outdoor use. It is always a good idea to get a paint that is resistant to weathering and fading. Paint the bifolds in the same way that you applied the primer, leaving both sides of the doors to dry for at least three hours.

Your bifolding doors in Melbourne are now ready to be used and admired by your family. Remember to always apply a primer before painting, otherwise your finish will begin to peel off after only a few days.