Paint a wooden door

COLOURS FOR LIFE Paint, colour shade: apple green 10

The easy way to paint a door: The application of the eco-friendly, water-soluble COLOURS FOR LIFE paint is simple. The paint has a good flow and can be reworked after six hours already. After 24 hours, the surface is completely dry. The door can then be painted from the other side and re-attached after another 24 hours drying time.

Ecological, solvent-free, water-based, very resistant and available in nearly 800 colour shades.
Select your desired colour

Also needed:
  • brush, foam roller
  • sanding paper, hand brush
  • stirring stick, paint receptacle
  • 2 folding trestles, fleece, tools to unscrew the door handle

First, all door fittings are removed or masked with painter's tape. Then the floor is covered with fleece for protection and the trestles are set up and the door placed on them. This is best done by two people.

Compile the material you need for the job, use professional tools, brushes and foam rollers.


The highlighted surfaces of frame and panel doors are first treated from all sides with a fine sanding paper, e.g. with a 220 grain.

Tip: First treat the corners and areas that are difficult to access.

Now treat the bigger surfaces with sanding paper, use a sanding block if necessary.

Remove the coarse sanding dust with a hand brush, wipe off the rest with a damp cloth.

Stir up the paint thoroughly with a stirring stick.

Colour shade: apple green 10

Pour the COLOURS FOR LIFE paint into the paint receptacle, choose the quantity according to the intented application.

Tip: Unused paint can just be poured back into the can for reuse.

First paint the corners and areas that are difficult to access.

Afterwards paint the big surfaces.

Apply with brush or roller crosswise and lengthwise to achieve a uniform appearance, i.e. first work lengthwise, then crosswise, then lengthwise again, without taking up new paint.

Tip: Paint swiftly and apply subsequent coats in thin layers.

For a better painting result, the still wet surface should be equalised with a foam roller using the wet-in-wet technique until a perfectly smooth surface structure is achieved.

In this context, to „equalise" means to distribute the wet paint on the surface as evenly as possible.

This can also be done with a brush. In this case make sure to work in the direction of the wood grain.