• Hometalker
Asked on May 22, 2019

How to repaint a front door?

Chris CushmanSimple Decorating TipsKathy Gunter Law


4 answers
  • Kmdreamer
    on May 22, 2019

    I did mine I sanded the whole door down to natural wood taking off all paint then I used a penatraiting stain and all the natural wood grain cane out it came beautiful.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on May 22, 2019

    Scrape any old paint and clean the door. You didn't mention the condition or material or whether it would remain hung so here are some general rules:

    It's easier if you can take it down but I've done both ways.

    Once you get it cleaned up, tape off hinges, glass, knobs, anything you don't want painted.

    Prime if needed.

    Paint with an exterior door paint that is formulated for your type of door.

    Highly recommend Sherwin Williams.

  • Simple Decorating Tips
    on May 22, 2019

    I'd recommend using a good bonding primer like this one, after you clean the door. Then you can paint with 2 coats of satin latex paint.

  • Chris Cushman
    on May 25, 2019

    If you're painting the front door it's WAY easier to take it down. Prop it on some sawhorses.

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