Order of Operations - Doors

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by statjunk, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. statjunk

    statjunk DIY Senior Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Want to see if some of you have some suggestions here.

    I have to install 7 interior doors. I will be using Pre-Hung doors. I will be replacing the hinges on all the doors to convert over to nickel over the brass.

    I guess the first question is: Does anyone have a preference on L*wes vs HD pre-hung?

    Would you hang the doors and then paint them or would you paint them and then hang them?


  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    HD has always sold Masonite/Premdor for stock interior doors. Lowes is probably very similar.

    Typically you would install the doors, then remove and LABEL the slabs for painting, and safekeeping during the balance of the construction phase, if applicable.
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  4. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

    Nov 8, 2005
    Central Florida
    My experience with prehungs (Masonite) from HD led me to stop buying prehungs altogether. The quality of the casing and millwork was abominable. I now make my own jamb/header, buy the slab and hang it.
  5. statjunk

    statjunk DIY Senior Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Somehow I'm not surprised. I think the big box stores have beaten me into submission.

  6. Squ1rrel

    Squ1rrel New Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    lowe's prehungs are fiberboard hollowcores with finger-jointed casing, same with their slabs. They have some of the cheap-o lauan plywood doors, and some solid pine slabs
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