Bold Bathroom Door Update

Add some razzle-dazzle to a drab bathroom door with trim and fresh paint.

Bathroom Door

Bold Bathroom Door Update

This bathroom door offers simple fresh beauty accented with a blueish-gray trim. See how to add some razzle-dazzle to your own drab bathroom door with trim and fresh paint

Tags:
  1. Doors
  2. How To

Materials Needed:

  • hollow-core or solid wood slab interior door
  • 1x2 MDF trim
  • wood glue
  • nail gun
  • nails
  • caulk
  • caulk gun
  • painter's tape
  • gloss finish latex paint
  • paint roller
  • roller cover
  • paint pan
  • pan liner
  • chop saw
  • spackle
  • putty knife
  • drop cloth
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • notepad
  • medium-grit sanding block
  • drill
  • wood screws

Measure Door

Use tape measure to determine length and height of door. Jot dimensions and rough sketch of desired trim pattern and sizes on notepad with pencil.

Measure, Mark and Cut Trim

Referring to notes, mark trim to size with pencil. Cut each piece of trim with chop saw, mitering corners. Sand rough edges of trim with medium-grit sanding block.

Saw Cutting White Trim at an Angle

Miter Edges of Trim With Saw

Attach Trim

Place each piece of trim on door. For hollow-core doors, attach trim to surface by adding bead of wood glue to back, then holding in place with painter's tape until glue dries. For solid wood doors, attach trim using nail gun or with wood screws using drill.

Drilling Wood Screw Into White Trim

How To Attach Bathroom Door Trim

Sand, Spackle and Caulk

Once all mitered pieces of trim are attached, sand any nail holes with medium-grit sanding block, fill with spackle using a putty knife, then caulk edges with caulk gun.

Sand, Spackle and Caulk

How To Construct a Bathroom Door Trim

Paint Door

Before painting, protect area below and around door with drop cloth. Using a paintbrush, apply two coats of paint to front and sides of trim. Once dry, paint surface of door with roller. Touch up necessary surface areas with detail brush.

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