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When painting a doorframe, and using a colour that will be only in one room and the doorframe itself,when does one stop and change to the colour of the next room?

I think I know the answer to this question, but others views are always interesting.

Photos of the doorframe I am beginning to paint, as part of redecorating the living room woodwork in the green. When to stop covering up the white is the question.

 

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Looks good to me but don’t forget edge of door frame to wall, as you don’t show it in pictures.

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I reckon that looks right to me. Of course if you have a stupid collie like we do you get a beautifully painted frame apart from the bottom couple of feet and that is black and white fur effect.

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2 hours ago, Sea Dog said:

I'd stop in the same place: anything you see from the white side is white. 

It will be like you say, despite the management thinking it should carry on across that short flat piece.

40 minutes ago, F DRAYKE said:

Looks good to me but don’t forget edge of door frame to wall, as you don’t show it in pictures.

Edge of frame to wall is about 2.5 metres on each side of frame, so green skirting.

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25 minutes ago, Bee said:

I reckon that looks right to me. Of course if you have a stupid collie like we do you get a beautifully painted frame apart from the bottom couple of feet and that is black and white fur effect.

Unfortunately we have this hair factory, but luckily the living room is on the first floor, and he doesn’t really do stairs, at least not willingly. (Huskies have thick fur between the pads on their paws, making walking down old worn oak spiral stairs a bit slippery).

 

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On 02/03/2019 at 14:17, Stilllearning said:

When painting a doorframe, and using a colour that will be only in one room and the doorframe itself,when does one stop and change to the colour of the next room?

I think I know the answer to this question, but others views are always interesting.

Photos of the doorframe I am beginning to paint, as part of redecorating the living room woodwork in the green. When to stop covering up the white is the question.

 

72CF72A1-B83D-4ECE-8C82-A58A688BEDE4.jpeg

C7665677-B96A-497E-9C96-B491EFB1C851.jpeg

 

On the latch side (and the top) I make the change of colour as in your photos. I also paint the latch edge of the door the same colour as the door face on the 'green room' side.

But on the hinge side I paint up to the hinge line and the door edge in the 'white room' colour.

 

That way, if the door is ajar, on the open side you don't see the 'white room' colour, and likewise when the door is fuilly open, on the hinge side you don't see the 'green room' colours form the 'white room' side.

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13 hours ago, David Mack said:

 

On the latch side (and the top) I make the change of colour as in your photos. I also paint the latch edge of the door the same colour as the door face on the 'green room' side.

But on the hinge side I paint up to the hinge line and the door edge in the 'white room' colour.

 

That way, if the door is ajar, on the open side you don't see the 'white room' colour, and likewise when the door is fuilly open, on the hinge side you don't see the 'green room' colours form the 'white room' side.

The whole thing is tricky and down to personal taste isn’t it. Mrs S has agreed that what I have done is OK, so that is what I am going to leave it as.

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On 03/03/2019 at 20:19, David Mack said:

 

On the latch side (and the top) I make the change of colour as in your photos. I also paint the latch edge of the door the same colour as the door face on the 'green room' side.

But on the hinge side I paint up to the hinge line and the door edge in the 'white room' colour.

 

That way, if the door is ajar, on the open side you don't see the 'white room' colour, and likewise when the door is fuilly open, on the hinge side you don't see the 'green room' colours form the 'white room' side.

This is absolutely correct insofar as it’s what the ‘pro’s’ do. It’s what I always do. 

 

What you see from the green side is green. What you see from the white side is white. 

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