A freshly painted garage door gave an instant update to our kitchen area.
It took less than 2 hours to have a freshly painted garage door. The majority of traffic goes in and out of our garage door. With the exception of guests and packages, we rarely use our front door. Over the course of 7 years, the garage door has received a ton of natural wear and tear. Here’s how I got my freshly painted garage door!
Over the weekend, I removed a peel and stick vinyl chalkboard and it left a yellowish stain on the door. I had some paint on hand that was given to me a conference and kept it because I knew I’d eventually paint our doors.
Here’s what it looked like before. The door had yellowed over time and cleaning it just wasn’t cutting it anymore.
The paint line is from Deco Art and it’s called, Americana Decor Curb Appeal. This paint is specifically for front doors and shutter paint. The color I used is Nantucket Grey and it goes well with a lot of the other blues in our main floor like the painted island and DIY plate rack. The best part is that it’s fast drying and fade resistant.
Before painting, make sure you clean the door. I used a magic eraser and then wiped it clean with some paper towels. The first coat only needed an hour to dry. I used my favorite angled brush from Wooster and it was very fast. The paint dried well without any noticeable streaks. The directions recommend painting in the recessed and detailed areas first.
I’m so happy I finally did this! You can’t underestimate the power of paint.
After the first coat of paint, I went to the grocery store and then came back and finished the second coat. The door only needed two coats and I only used a third of the bottle. I think I’m going to paint my front door too!
It looks so much cleaner now. No more yellow dinginess. I also added a white board because I’m trying harder to stay on top of our schedule. It’s not my strength. Between Jimmy’s and my work schedule, our commitments and the kids’ activities and homework, I’m finding it a challenge to stay on top of all our responsibilities. Hopefully, this will help us!
A couple of months ago, we installed that little faux leather wallet and key holder on the cabinet and that little change has been so awesome! No more wallet and keys on the counter!
These little changes and additions have really made a big difference in our main entryway. If you have any tips on keeping on top of crazy schedules, please share them with me!
What do you think about my freshly painted garage door?
I’ve already received some questions regarding the product so I’m adding some FAQs to this post.
-Can you used this product on metal doors?
According to their website, yes you can use this on metal doors. It can be used on shutters, mailboxes, railings and more. The paint is specially formulated to adhere to metal, wood, plastic and more!
-Was 16 oz enough?
Yes! I only used a third. The bottle is supposed to be enough to cover the front and back of a door.
-What is the sheen?
It’s a semi-gloss finish that’s both scuff and water resistant which makes it perfect for outdoor use.
-Did you paint the edges?
No, if I ever get around to paint the other side of the garage door, then I would definitely paint the edges.
-Can you use this paint on exterior doors?
Yes, this product is actually made for exterior doors. The special acrylic is made to bond to all types of surfaces.
-Where did you buy the white board and rug?
-Do you need to sand or prime?
No! I just cleaned it with a vinegar spray and used a magic eraser and then dried it off with a paper towel. It’s that easy!
-Would it be weird to paint one door a color when all the other doors are white?
No! I think a pop of color adds a bit of whimsy and adds character. It’s your home. Do what you love and makes you happy!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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