What kind of paint do you use for closet doors? Satin and eggshell finishes are slightly reflective, moisture-resistant and reasonably easy to clean. If your closet doors are in poor shape, or if you want them to fade into the background, consider a satin or eggshell paint. Semi-gloss and high-gloss paints are shiny, drawing the eye.
Do you need to sand closet doors before painting? Even if your door is not too dirty, give it a cleaning with soap and water, and then rinse with clean water to remove any soap residue. If you are going to be painting over an oil-based paint with latex, you must first sand* it lightly and prime it with a good gripping primer.
Can you paint over closet doors? Prepare your closet door for painting.
If you can’t remove the door, you can paint it as is. Gently sand the door with 120-grit paper. This prepares the surface for paint, making it adhere to the door better. Don’t completely take off the existing finish.
How do you prepare a closet door for painting? Before painting, clean the door with a degreasing cleaner. Fill holes and repair imperfections with sandable filler or spackle. Use 120-grit sandpaper to gently sand the door for a smoother surface that will absorb primer or paint more easily. After sanding, remove dust from the area before priming or painting.