It may seem a little intimidating to paint a front door. It’s heavy and difficult to remove. But, there is not need to remove the door, just with a few simple tools and a quart of paint you can create instant curb appeal!
You can also use these techniques to paint any interior or exterior door.
Choose Paint Color
Your front door says a lot about your home, so a good first impression is a must! The best front door colors make an immediate impact, complementing your home’s style and improving curb appeal.
Not only is repainting your front door a new color a simple and inexpensive exterior project, but it can be done in just a few hours.
Choosing the best color for your front door, doesn’t mean just slapping on your favorite color. You’ll want to consider other colors on the house and the style of your home as well.
Grab a color wheel, when considering colors for your front door. You can base your color scheme with a monochromatic (several shades of a single color), analogous (colors found side by side on the color wheel), contrast (three colors spaced evenly apart on the color wheel), and complementary (two hues opposite each other on the color wheel).
By using these color principles as a guide you will be able to select a front door color that compliments your home’s other exterior elements.
I grabbed my paint at Home Depot, I used Dragonfly by Behr for my front door.
Pro Tip: Paint a few samples on your front door. Look at the color at different times of the day and in different light. This will ensure you get a color you’re happy with.
Grab Your Supplies
- 2 – 2 1/2″ angle brush
- palm sander
- painters tool
- paint (1 qt.)
- painter’s tape
- drop cloth
- mini roller (optional)