Do you have old dark stained doors from the 1970’s? Today I am sharing how to paint over dark stained doors with latex paint. Our house was built in the early 1970’s and slowly but surely, we have been updating the entire house. The last of the dark stained doors were painted white a couple weeks ago.
Here is the door before.
We lightly sanded with a fine grit and applied two coats of Zinsser 123 latex primer. Let each coat dry thoroughly before applying the next.
Once the two coats of Zinsser primer were dry, we applied two coats of Extra White semi gloss Emerald Interior paint by Sherwin-Williams.
We couldn’t just paint the door because once the door was all pretty, the rest of the hallway and baseboards looked terrible! We added two fresh coats of Extra White Emerald Interior (semi gloss) by Sherwin-Williams to each door as well as the surrounding trim.
We are in the process of having the plugs changed and hopefully the remainder of the hallway will be finished soon.
This hallway is difficult to photograph as there isn’t much natural light. As you can see though, the white paint looks so much fresher and cleaner than the old dark stain. I know there are so many people out there with dark stained trim and doors that would love to update their home and this option is definitely less expensive verses replacing doors and trim.