Here's a way to paint two doors at once. Three of the four sides are easily accessible using this method.
Two sturdy sawhorses
Two lengths of 2" x 4" lumber
Eight nuts which are all the same size
Eight pieces of aluminum foil, optional
Place the two sawhorses wide enough apart so that the 2" x 4" lumber will cover the span. If you're using a tarp to protect the floor, place the sawhorses on top of the tarp.
|forgot the tarp, good thing I didn't drip :-)|
Position the two doors on the lumber wide enough apart so that you can paint the adjacent side surfaces without difficulty.
Place one nut on top of a piece of foil. Slide them together under the edge of the door. Ron wanted to use the lumber on another project and didn't want paint on it. You will have enough nuts to put four under each door.
|wrapping the foil around the wood helps it stays in place better|
|be sure to leave some of the foil exposed|
|see the gap between the lumber and the door?|
Paint the doors. Ron likes to roll on the paint and then add brush strokes right away. It works great!
By using this method, I was able to paint the front and both sides of the closet doors with hardly any effort. Painting the sides is easier this way because there isn't the possibility of having the door stick to the lumber.
Thanks Ron for teaching me this easy solution to paint doors with minimal effort!