Brush or roller for painting interior doors?

What is best to use when using gloss paint to paint door: brush or roller?

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Your builder
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Depends on the finishes you would like to see.
Roller is making spray effect-Door will look like from Manufacture.
Brush will be noticeable as handmade work
22nd Apr 2021
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Manidesign
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Depending on the condition of the door, it will vary on the amount of coats needed. An old door will beer painted with a brush first to fix small worn parts alongside filler then the second coat with a roller to create a smooth layer
23rd Apr 2021
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Put a sheet down first to avoid splatter. Use a mini Sponge roler and tray with plenty of gloss evenly spread a layer on the door, only use a brush to go around hinges and handles, or remove them. Should take less than half hour a door.
16th May 2021
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MAS painting and decorating
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I would use a roller and tip off with a brush, it's quicker and you can get more doors done.
6th May 2021
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Saxton Plastering Ltd
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A brush would be better to use On the small spaces of a door also I feel in my experience I get a better finish with a high quality brush
6th May 2021
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Michael
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As a decorator I use a roller then my brush
16th May 2021
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Midlands Handyman
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For a flat door , just use a mini foam roller . For moulded door use a brush in the moulding then roller the rest of the door .
18th May 2021
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K S Joinery
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I’d say a good quality brush for glossing doors however a gloss roller can be used with a light brushing after to loose any small bubbles
25th May 2021
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Hi brush is best for gloss paint
9th Jun 2021
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Superbrefurbed
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Depends
If you have a flat wooden door without glass then roller for ease and for even coverage.

However brush for doors with detailing or glass.
1st Jun 2021
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Priority
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If doors are flat then a fine roller
13th Jun 2021
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CENGU
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Brush or both
5th Jul 2021
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33 Property Improvement
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Both. Depending on the door patterns. If plain, roller.
19th Jul 2021
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Westley Buckland services
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it depends on the door if its a flat door then roller but if its got panels in then you would use a a brush round the panels and then the roller on the rest i hope this helps
18th Jun 2021
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Szymon
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of course a small roller,
8th Nov 2021
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Professional builders
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Painting a door with gloss paint using a roller is faster but using a quality brush it will make a better finish and it will as well keep the pattern off the door.
23rd Nov 2021
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I would personally use both roller and brush depending on what type of door you have.
7th Feb 2022
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Both roll with a mini roller and then brush it out without applying alot of pressure to brush
20th Jan 2022
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This depends on what your doors are made of and what sort of finish you would like. There is not much difference between using a brush and roller on a door. I use a brush because oil based undercoats should be worked into the wood to give the best protection and first layer, a roller doesn't quite achieve this. Going with the grains of the wood is easier with a brush.
A small 4 inch roller with a short pile sleeve is generally used for window sills or to get a flat finish, not so important on wood doors
24th Jan 2022
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