Easy Hollow Core Door Makeover
Posted By
Ruthie Tabone
Monday, April 1, 2019
Materials Needed: 
  • Medium Spray Shelter
  • Super Finish Max
  • Primer
  • Paint

Project Steps


Here we are in April and the weather is now just starting to warm up in Minnesota.  Last weekend I was finally able to get outside and get some painting done!  I got my Medium Spray Shelter set up in my garage and grabbed my Super Finish Max!

Step 1

My daughters went to Grandma and Grandpa's for the week so I was able to get some really nice painting time in.  It was the perfect time to paint my youngest daughter's hollow core closet doors.

Step 2

My youngest daughter has now transitioned to a big girl bed.  When I was redoing the nursery I took out the closet doors and replaced them with beautiful linen and silk drapers.  Now that she is in a big girl bed it's time to put the doors back up!  (Otherwise, she will have a hay day getting into everything in her closet.)

Step 3

My daughter's closet doors are the typical ugly, brown hollow core doors.  They are fairly standard in Minnesotan homes built in the 90s. I leaned the doors on a sawhorse inside of the spray shelter in preparation to be painted. 

Step 4

The Medium Spray Shelter and Super Finish Max are by far two of my top favorite tools for a painting project. I created a quick video tutorial on how to set up your Finish Max Extra Paint Sprayer if you have never used it before!

Video Link: https://youtu.be/I31EME1KJJs (you can also watch the video below)

Step 5

I only sprayed half of the first closet door because I wanted to show you a bit of a comparison.                                             

Step 6

I then hand rolled the primer onto the top section of the door.  You can tell that the lower half has way better coverage than the top half.  Finish Max Extra for the win!

Step 7

After the primer was dry I proceeded to do two coats of my favorite paint, Sherwin-Williams in Zurich white.  The ProClassic Interior Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd paint has amazing coverage.

Step 8

I attached a couple of glass knobs and the closet doors look brand new!                                                                                  

Step 9

Now head on over to my blog, Refashionably Late, for a round-up of various hollow core door makeovers!  The closet doors look great already but I eventually want to add some extra detail to them.  Which one is your favorite?!

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