As I told you here we bought a terrific door to replace the ill-fitting Dutch door at Glade Cottage.
The process to replace it (like all rehab projects) took more effort than would seem necessary.
First I removed the existing hardware so I could clean it and paint the door which is grey on the exterior and white on the inside.
I lightly sanded the glossy finish with my electric palm sander.
Next I taped the window. This is a step I usually leave out but I knew this door would take multiple coats of paint and so in the interest of time and precision I taped.
As you can see, under the grey was burgundy red, so I primed the door with Kilz. I painted all the edges also, while my brush was wet.
Next we (it took a tag team effort) removed the Dutch door so we could use the hinges on the new door.
This proved quite an undertaking as some of the screws required a squarehead screwdriver which we own but could not locate. Finally the doors are off and it’s Charlie’s job to remove the hinges from the doors themselves. So when we put the project to bed for the night we stapled a sheet to the screen door and left it at that.
Of course it poured down rain overnight but nevertheless the rain did not get into the Cottage. Does it take you multiple days (weeks, months, years) to accomplish a seemingly straightforward project? Stick with us, we’ll be back with progress reports.