Paint & Install Your Own Barn Doors!

Sliding barn doors have become a hot ticket for interior doors. These doors are available in a variety of colors, looks, lengths and hardware options. They’re also suitable for homes of all styles – whether modern or farmhouse.

With a slab door, hardware kit and some paint, you can update the look of any room in your home by following this easy how-to guide.

Materials

  • Slab Door
  • Door Hardware
  • Handle
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Foam Roller and Handle

Step 1: Select where to place a new door

Select the room and door to replace. Sliding doors require the width of the door on either the right or left side of the opening to function. To ensure your door functions properly, be sure this constraint is met before beginning.

Step 2: Remove current door

With a screwdriver or power drill, unscrew the hinges from the door frame. Be sure to support the old door when you do this.

Step 3: Install barn door support molding

Follow the directions provided in your door hardware kit to properly mount the support molding and track.

Step 4: Paint your barn door

These barn doors are perfect to paint in vivid colors and to use as an accent, which is what we opted to do. We chose a beautiful coral color called Matador’s Cape M160-6, with Marquee interior in a satin finish, by Behrs

Start by using a brush to reach any areas your roller won’t reach.

Roll the color over the remainder of the door. Foam rollers are ideal to use on doors and cabinetry when a flat and even surface is desired.

Allow the paint to dry, then flip the door and repeat. When dry, apply a second coat if needed/desired.

Step 5: Secure hardware to door

Attach the handle and hanging hardware to your door.

Step 6: Hang your door

Following the door hardware installation recommendations, hang your painted barn door on the track. Now enjoy your updated room!

Send us some pictures of your completed project and we will feature them on our Facebook page!