Whether your front door is drab or in need of a new paint job, it’s not hard to fix it up to up your curb appeal.
To get started you will need the following
- Painter’s tape
- Drop cloth
If you’re not sure what colour you want to go with, paint a small number of multiple sample colours on the door to see what they’d look like. Be sure to pick a colour that looks good both inside (when the door is open) and outside—and don’t forget to check the colour under multiple types of light.
Clean the door to ensure it’s free of debris. If there’s any old paint peeling off, use a scraper to remove it and sand it to smooth out the surface. After you’ve wiped everything down, make sure the door is completely dry.
Remove hardware on the door and use painter’s tape to protect any features you don’t want to paint.
Use a primer to hide the old paint on your door and make the new paint last. Let it dry for at least 24 hours.
Paint along the edges of the door first using a paintbrush. Use the roller to fill in larger spaces.
Let the paint dry for 24 hours between each coat.
Reattach your hardware, and enjoy your door in its new state.