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How to Add a Lattice Pattern to Closet Doors

DIY Network expert Steve Bull explains how to transform dull closet doors by applying a lattice pattern.

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apply lattice pattern to closet doors
  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Create the Lattice Pattern

Apply an eggshell finish base coat to the closet door and let dry.

Use painter's tape to create a lattice pattern to the closet doors. Start by making a big 'X' on the doors as a guide.

Next, use a thicker piece of tape against the line of the 'X' to create a spacer. Continue the pattern.

create lattice pattern with tape

Step 2: Paint Over the Tape

Mix the tints of paint with the eggshell base coat to create the desired color. If you prefer, have the tints mixed when the paint is purchased.

Next with the 6 1/2" seemless foam roller, paint over the tape with the latex tinted paint.

Remove the tape slowly while the paint is still wet so the dried paint will not peel off the wall when removing the tape.

remove tape slowly while paint is still wet

Step 3: Paint the Door Frame

Paint the door frame with silver paint.