Blacketts Doors: Interior & Exterior Door Specialists

Blacketts Doors: Interior & Exterior Door Specialists
Blacketts Doors are a family run business and was formed in 1946 by Robert Blackett under the name of  Blackett & Sons to provide building services within the North East of England. Blacketts Doors are not just an internet company and you can be assured that you are dealing with a bricks and mortar company run by  people who have many years of experience dealing in commercial and domestic joinery products, particularly internal and external doors.

A Range of Quality Doors
We are committed to sourcing and providing you with quality doors and fittings, including internal and external doors and offering you a quality service. You, our customers are the driving force behind our success and every person within our company will always recognise that customer service is the key to our future. We also recognize that people are very important to our success and that without a good team of people to provide you the service you demand, our company would struggle to exist.

Internal Doors
Blacketts Doors are committed to sourcing and providing you with the quality range of internal doors including oak internal doors, fire doors and all other types of internal door from glazed doors to solid. All available in a wide range of sizes and finishes, offered at the very best prices direct to the customer.

External Doors
As with all our other products, our range of external doors are all of the highest quality, available in a wide range of sizes and finishes, offered at the very best prices direct to the customer. Our portfolio of external doors includes wooden external doors, security doors and all other types of external door.

Contact Blacketts Doors
For further information on the range of interior and exterior doors available from Blacketts, please telephone 0191 273 4073 or contact us using the online form available at the  Blacketts Doors website.

Quick Guide to Painting a Door

Quick Guide to Painting a Door

DIY painting can be a very enjoyable and satisfying way to cut the costs of improving your home and is one of the easiest DIY tasks which you can undertake. So how do you paint a door, whether that be a new interior door or to renovate old paintwork.

The first thing to do when paining any interior door is to remove the handles and locking mechanism, this makes the painting job much easier and stops you getting paint all over the handles etc.

To prepare a new wooden door for painting, sand down the door with a fine sand paper following the grain, any sharp edges should be slightly rounded off. Once sanding has been completed, wipe the door down with a clean cloth and white spirit to remove all dust and debris.

Fold ‘old’ interior doors, check for any loose paint, remove then sand the surrounding area with to even the doors surfaces. Do any filling necessary, then – to complete the preparation, rub the entire door down with fine sandpaper. If the paint work is in good condition then you may not need to prime or undercoat the door (especially if it is to be painted the same colour), although it is advisable to sand down the existing paintwork and apply a thin undercoat prior to applying the top coat of paint.

Whether a new or old interior door, it’s always a good idea to apply a couple of thin coats – this is always better than trying to get away with just applying one thick coat of paint. This will nearly always look rough and will very likely run.

To apply the first coat of paint, start with the beading around the panels making sure you avoiding any paint runs. Coat the door panels themselves following the grain of the wood. Next paint the vertical & horizontal stiles with smooth vertical paint strokes, again following the grain of the wood.

Finally coat the edges of the door with smooth vertical strokes, and as before, try to ensure you to catch any runs or build ups of paint on the corners. Allow time for the door to dry and then rub down the door with fine sandpaper, wipe the door down with a clean cloth to remove any dust, and then apply the second coat in the same way.

If you are looking to replace your doors you will find a wide range of internal & external wooden doors in our online store for each and every room within your property at Blacketts Doors of Newcastle. A range of stunning wooden front doors and beautiful wooden patio doors designed to help lift the exterior of your home and provide the perfect welcome. Why not check out or latest stock now, you won’t be disappointed. For more information call us today on 0191 2734073 or visit the Blacketts Doors website.