Step By Step Instructions Of Fixing Peeling Paint On Door Frame
Peeling or flaking paint on a door frame is something that is unpleasant to look at and may leave bits as well as pieces of paint on the floor, which you need to clean up immediately. The door frame can be an inner frame or an outer frame, both of them require the same treatment when it comes to getting rid of the peeling paint. When you notice peeling or chipping paint in a small area, you may simply need to brush off the peeling paint before priming the wall and painting over it. Unless & until the remaining edges of the peeling area are stable, this solution will work. However, it is not always the most attractive solution, particularly, if you are dealing with peeling or chipped paint that is several layers deep. A better technique is to fill the depressions using wood filler before priming and painting. Apart from being more attractive, this technique also helps safeguard those edges of existing paint & makes sure that they are less likely to begin peeling again.
Thing's You Will Need
- Putty Knife
- Paint Scraper Or 5-In-1 Tool
- Wire Brush & Paintbrush
- Sander With Fine-Grit Sandpaper
- Wood Filler & Primer
Step 1: Scrape Away The Loose Edges
First of all, using a paint scraper or 5-in-1 tool, you need to scrape away loose edges of the painted area. Keep scraping away loose edges till it becomes too difficult to pry away the paint. Also, it is important to take care not to gouge or damage the wood using the sharp edges of the scraper.
Step 2: Remove The Loose Paint By Brushing
With the help of a wire brush, you need to strongly sweep away remaining debris from the area. Work the edges of the damaged area again from scratch. If more paint starts to peel, you need to go back and pry it away with the help of a paint scraper.
Step 3: Apply The Wood Filler
Using a putty knife, you need to apply and spread a thin layer of wood filler across the damaged area. Make sure that the wood filler extends, to a small degree, beyond the perimeter of the damaged area. This excess wood filler will need to be sanded away later. Be sure to flex the putty knife in order to produce a flat surface.
Step 4: Allow The Wood Filler To Dry
Allow the wood filler to dry in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. This normally takes at least 45 minutes to one hour, however, it is better to give it at least two hours. If you are looking to sand before it has completely dried, then the end result will be that the filler will slough off when you sand.
Step 5: Sand Down The Wood Filler
Attach a fine-grit paper on the oscillating sander, before grinding down the patched area as long as it is flush and smooth with the surrounding paint. Prevent sanding down all the way to bare wood.
Step 6: Check For Smoothness & Apply The Primer
Move a bare hand smoothly over the patched area to feel for smoothness. The patched area need to blend in with the surrounding paint. If you are not able to smooth the area entirely, like when the board is badly damaged, a better option is to replace the board entirely. If the wood filler is not flush with the adjoining wood, repeat the earlier steps. When you are completely satisfied with the smoothness of the filled area, then you need to apply a primer to the entire surface in order to prepare it for painting.