Door Refinishing: Painting Varnished Doors

Give a fresh look to an old varnished door.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Dust mask
  • Orbital sander
  • Paint roller
  • Putty knife
  • Roller tray
  • Roller sleeve
  • Sanding block
  • Shop vacuum

You will also need High-density foam roller covers, 150 and 220-grit sandpaper and a 4 or 6-in. putty knife.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Sandpaper
  • stain-killing primer
  • spackling compound
  • acrylic latex paint