An excellent and affordable way to give your home a brand new look is to give your front door a fresh coat of paint. You need a free weekend, paint and supplies, and lots of patience to get it done!
Painting your front door is an excellent DIY task and sure to turn some heads. Here are three tricks to make sure it all goes down without a hitch:
- Find the right color - This may sound like a no-brainer, but your front door is a major focal point to the front of your home. You may have a color in mind, but when it goes up, it looks a lot different than you thought and may clash with the colors around it. Do a little research on color schemes and take your time deciding on the perfect shade for your entryway.
- Set aside time on warm and sunny weekend - If you decide to take the door off its hinges or prop it up, you are going need to do it in proper weather. The best time of year to maximize your chances of a warm sunny weekend is to plan on painting your door in the Fall or Spring. Painting in a downpour or hot direct sunlight is not ideal, so keep your eyes peeled on the perfect weather opportunity and leave the weekend wide open. In the meantime, get your materials together and prep the door when the time comes.
- Prep and paint - When that perfect weekend hits, be ready to start by either taking the door off its hinges or propping it up. For the best results, it is recommended to take the door down and laying it flat on top of an old sheet or tarp in the driveway or flat grass. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area. For a precision look, remove and replace hinges. Clean, sand, and prime the door to ensure a smooth texture. Paint wash section piece by piece using a brush or roller. Start early in the morning to give yourself plenty of time.
It is an exhilarating feeling to look at the finished product with pride and enjoy your work for years to come. If you find painting your front door is way more work than you bargained for or if you want a whole new look to your entryway, contact Lake Door and Trim. We can help you get the perfect look to give your home the front door of your dreams.