Wendi @ H2OBungalow
Wendi @ H2OBungalow
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How To Paint A Front Door Tutorial For Beginners


I madeover a sweet friends front entryway for a housewarming gift. The house was darling, but the entryway, was bland and brown..lots and lots of brown! She didn't know where to begin to paint a front door, what paint to use or even if her front door was already painted in latex.
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This is what it looked like when I arrived.
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First we checked to be sure she had latex paint on the doors. Rub a cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol on the door. If paint comes off, it's latex. If not, you'll need to prime the door with a primer. Next, We cleaned and prepped the doors.
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I used Modern Masters Front Door Paint and loved it for this project. Start by paint the inside panels.
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Next, with a velour roller paint the flat sections. Work quickly and rechcek often for drips.
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You'll get professional looking results with no brush strokes.
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Let the door dry for several hours without touching another surface. We left these doors cracked while I had fun decorating and adding color.
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Looks great!
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You'll fine more details on how to paint a front door and even more useful painting tips in my post!
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  • Sally
    on Aug 8, 2017

    Thank you for these tips! I just bought this modern Masters front door paint, so I'm anxious to try it out...it's not inexpensive paint so I'm hoping for some positive results....as long as I follow your directions!
  • Terry Cespedes
    on Apr 25, 2018

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