Here are my tips on how to paint your front door.
Last January, I decided to paint my front door black. I left the trim around the door and narrow side windows white. After hiring professionals to paint our foyer walls white to match the rest of the home, I decided it would look even better if I went ahead and painted the trim black. Plus, I painted our banister black and our dining room completely black along with the ceiling. Notice a consistent theme here in 2020? 😉
Last year, I also painted our garage door a really pretty blue. It’s the door we use the most and I love having a pop of color in the kitchen.
Here’s what it originally looked like. It was just a plain white door with lots of knicks, scratches, and a hole that I had to patch. The walls used to be beige.
Door Painting Supplies:
- Curb Appeals black exterior door paint
- Handypail bucket
- Wooster paintbrush
- Wood Filler to patch holes
The first thing you want to do is clean and wipe off any cobwebs and dust. Even though Halloween is just around the corner, this is not the time for spider webs my friend!
This particular paint by Deco Art is used for exterior doors so no priming is necessary. If there are any rough areas on the door, it’s a good idea to sand those spots.
The second thing you want do is prep around the door with tape and cover the floors. Since the paint is pretty thick, I didn’t cover the floors. I did tape the inside of the glass with some frog tape. After living with this black door for almost 9 months, I decided to paint the trim too. I knew it would look so good against the white painted walls in the foyer.
I gave my door and trim at least 2 coats of paint. Make sure to wait the appropriate time for it to dry in between coats. I added a third coat in certain areas that needed it. Super easy!
I already liked what I was seeing! The good thing is this is just paint. If I hated it, I could just go back to white. Here it is all painted! I love it so much without the blinds because of all the natural light that pours in but unfortunately, we need them for the privacy.
Black will always be such a classic color. So crisp, clean, and rich.
No regrets!! It ties in well with the dining room and banister. The white walls are Antique white by PPG.
What do you think? If you want to paint your door, it couldn’t be any easier!
Thanks for reading, friends. If you have any questions, please leave them below in the comments section.
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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