Paint Closet Doors In Less than A Minute with the Super Finish Max
Posted By
Gail Wilson
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Materials Needed: 
  • Paint
  • Super Finish Max Extra
  • Tarp or Drop Cloth
  • Sawhorses
  • Closet Doors

Project Steps


I recently removed some huge mirrored bypass closet doors when I put down  new laminate flooring. The closet goes from wall to wall at one end of the room. I decided to use bi-folding doors as french doors. That meant I had SIX doors to paint front and back. The thought of painting them after they were installed was overwhelming, and moving them around the house to paint them was impossible. Here in Kentucky we get breaks in the weather in all seasons. A break came in February and I was ready to take advantage of the warmer weather to use my Super Finish Max Extra on said closet doors.

Step 1

Make sure the temperature is in the correct range. I find that sunny and 50° is warm enough if the project and the paint have been kept indoors.

Step 2

Gather supplies including your Super Finish Max Extra, paint, and small paint brush.                                                                                

Step 3

Prepare your work surface with a drop cloth or tarp. Sawhorses are good for holding up doors.                                                                    

Step 4

Paint back of doors first. By doing this, when you flip the doors around if there are any mishaps with tacky paint, it will be on the reverse side.

Step 5

 Utilize both sides of the sawhorses to enable all 6 doors to stand up.  Painting thin coats will allow you to do multiple coats in a short period of time.

Step 6

Allow doors to dry.                                                                                                                                                                                              

Step 7

Allow doors to cure. Not to be confused with dry time. Until your paint is fully cured the doors are susceptible to scratching. The doors were carefully carried into the house to rest and cure.

Yes, painting these six closet doors with the Super Finish Max Extra was quick and easy, but more than that, the finish is flawless. Paneled closet doors like this would not be nearly as pretty if they had brush strokes on them. 

 You can see how the closet was framed and built in my post Wall To Wall Master Closet with Bi-fold Doors into French Doors.


Painting closet doors in less than a minute with the Super Finish Max

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