Frequently Asked Questions About Decorating a Door
How to Repaint a Door
Repainting a door can be a more cheap and affordable solution rather than replacing your old, boring door. It’s still can bring a fresh look and feel as well as replacing with the new ones. While many people may think it’s difficult to repaint a door, actually it doesn’t, especially if you know the right steps and do it properly.
Before painting your door, it’s highly recommend that you remove it from the hinge so you can repaint all of the edges easily.
Another important steps before repaint your door is to make sure you are choosing the right kind of paint for your door materials. And here are the paint type that you need for every different kind of doors :
Best Paint Wooden Door
Latex paint is the best options if you want to create a smooth and flat finish. It’s also works well if you want to make your wooden door looks more modern, as it will minimize any surface imperfection and add some glossy touch and effects to your door. However, this kind of paint will eliminate any of your wood texture and grain.
If you want a more soft, matte finish, than chalked paint is the perfect choice for your wooden door. You can also use this paint to create a distressed looks that is perfect to create a vintage or farmhouse style door.
Best Paint for Aluminum Door
Aluminum Spray Paint
For an aluminum door, spray paint (especially an exterior-grade) can works better than latex. Not only it will dry faster, it also can produce a smooth and even finish without any brushstrokes.
How to Soundproof a Door
A quiet, tranquil space is everyone’s dream especially when it comes to the room that we want to rest and relax after having a busy stressful days. There are a lot of different ways that you can do to minimize the sound from outside entering your space, but in most cases, door and windows become the primary cause of any disturbing noise.
To soundproof your door, here are some simple and easy steps that you can follow to get a more serene and peaceful home :
Seal the Gap Between Door and Frame
One of the main cause that the sound from outside entering your space from the door is because there are a lot of gap between the door and doorframe. The easiest way to check for any gap is by using a flashlight at night. To do this, make sure both room beside the door is dark, close the door, and direct the flashlight around the edge of the door. If the light pass thru to the other side, than that’s the area that you should concerned of.
After found where the gaps are, you can seal them using various different ways. One of our favorite is by using a weather proofing strips. The next approach is by using a caulk. Apply the caulk on the gaps that you are found before, and flatten it up using a putty knife.
Use Sound Absorbing Paint
If you had already seal all the gaps on your door but the noise still come inside, than it maybe caused by your door panel materials doesn’t absorbing or blocking the sound quite well. To improve this, you can use the sound absorbing paint to repaint your entire door to help them absorb sound better.