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Paint Treatments for Sliding Closet Doors

by HomeRepairExpert.com
Sliding closet doors may seem like the least interesting thing in your home decor, but think again. You can give them an important role by painting them in attractive colors. Choose paint colors that suit your decor, and keep in mind that light colors will make a small rooms and hallways look larger.

Sliding closet doors may seem like the least interesting thing in your home decor, but think again. You can give them an important role by painting them in attractive colors. Choose paint colors that suit your decor, and keep in mind that light colors will make a small rooms and hallways look larger.

Young and Bold

Paint the sliding closet doors in a teen bedroom with bright colors, for a spunky, youthful look. Choose linens to go with the painted closets. For example, choose lime-green-and-purple-print sheets to go with a bright lime green set of closet doors. Or, choose bright turquoise and brown sheets to go with bright turquoise closet doors. If you have red and pink dotted sheets, paint the closet doors red.

Stenciled Toile

Create the romantic look of toile on your sliding closet doors. Give them a white or cream-colored base coat, and let it dry. Measure the size of your stencil, and determine how many images will fit into the space of two doors. Space the images equally. Create the stenciled images out of red, pink, light blue or soft green paint.

Textured Monochrome

Brighten up a room without windows or a dark area of a hallway by painting your sliding closet doors a shade of flat off-white or cream. Create texture by splatter-painting the surface with a white semi-gloss paint. To splatter-paint, dip your brush in paint, and wipe off any excess drips. Flick your wrist at the closet doors to release light blobs of paint onto the surface, covering all surface areas, including the frame.

Chalkboard Paint

Paint sliding closet doors in your child's bedroom with chalkboard paint. Purchase the standard slate-gray color paint at a home improvement store, or make your own shade of chalkboard paint with grout and the paint color of your choice (see Resources). For example, paint a young girl's sliding closet doors with a soft pink chalkboard paint and a boy's room in a deep blue or bright green. When the paint dries, you can break out the chalk and let them write and draw to their hearts' content.

Contrast

Choose a high-contrast color for your sliding closet doors if you have a neutral decor. For example, if your home decor is a collection of beige and cream shades, consider painting your sliding closet doors in semigloss black or a pale shade of chartreuse. If you have a multicolored eclectic decor, choose a shade of deep red for your sliding closet doors for accent.



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