Door Painting Revolutionized

If you have a door that needs painting, you’ll flip for this tip from reader Jonathan Spicker. You’ll be able to paint both sides without waiting for the first to dry.

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If you have a door that needs painting, you’ll flip for this tip from reader Jonathan Spicker. You’ll be able to paint both sides without waiting for the first to dry. Rest the door on sawhorses and drive a 1/4-in. x 2-1/2-in. lag screw into each corner of one end and another in the middle of the other end for a pivot.

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Slide the sawhorses to each end of the door so the screws rest on the edges of the sawhorses. Paint one side of the door and then, using the two screws as handles, lift and rotate the door on the pivot screw to expose the unpainted side. Paint that side and go out for coffee while it dries.

Plus: Painting varnished doors.