Painting six panel doors with a brush is a chore, but it can be made easier by removing them from their hinges and laying them horizontally. This can be time consuming though if you have to wait for one side to dry before flipping the door over to paint the other side.

Our Simple Solution:

  • Put two long screws (3″ works great) into the bottom edge of the door and one in the center of the top edge.
  • Lay the door between two sawhorses, resting on the screws not the door face.
  • When you finish painting one side of the door, lift the bottom end (2 screws) and pivot it on the other screw.
  • Now you can paint the other side, while the first side dries, without marring your work.
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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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