Rental Door Update?

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I love color however, our door is a flate white matte finish without any gloss. Easily can be smudged and become dirty.
What could I use to decorate this plain door without issues from the owner?

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  • Hang a wreath! Make one for each season or holiday. Decorate the area around the door with potted plants and garden art. That way the focus is on how attractive the area is and not the door itself.

  • Joatmos Joatmos on Jan 29, 2018
    ask the home owner if you replaced the door with your own but keep his to put back when you leave if he would let you.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jan 29, 2018
    I agree with Naomie. Since this is an outside door, the manufacturer must have put a finish on it to protect it. Even if they didn't, it would be the owners problem. Putting a wreath on it, using an "over-the-door" hanger will give you color. The picture doesn't show what's in front of the door, but I'm sure you can find ideas to dress it up with color, butbBelow is a link to some google images to explore. To see more info about the picture click on the picture then, on the right, click on Visit. To go back to continue looking, first use click the x at the top right on the page where you are, then just use the X on the upper right of the picture and all the others will show up. Wishing you the best!

    • Kandie Kandie on Jan 30, 2018
      I really appreciate your time and extra reference link, thank you.

  • Ken Ken on Jan 29, 2018
    If the door is painted, what sort of protection does it need? Isn't that what paint does?

    You should take a look on Pinterest to see if you find decorating ideas that spark your interest. Most renters who ask here seem to have an adversarial relationship with the landlord and cannot even talk with them. Before I would even make a hole for a wreath hanger I'd want to run it by them. Perhaps if you developed a tasteful idea that would enhance the property you would receive the go-ahead.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 29, 2018
    You can do Absolutely Nothing with the door unless you have permission. I'd go with a pretty door hanging. You can get door hangers at craft stores.

    • Kandie Kandie on Jan 30, 2018
      That’s one of my choices to consider, this have onE, just have to make something pretty.
      Thank you

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 29, 2018
    Clings they are colourful and removable some are even in stained Glass effect.............

    • Kandie Kandie on Jan 30, 2018
      Hi, thank Hanks you
      I didn’t know about these, I will try finding some.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jan 30, 2018
    You're welcome, Kandie. Good luck!

  • Melissa Melissa on Jan 31, 2018
    That is flat out painted wrong. Flat paint should only be used for ceilings. I don't even like it on ceilings. Maybe it's primed and they forgot to paint it? It this a house or an apartment/condo? (Apartment/condo HOA's usually paint them for you.) Have you asked the owner if you can repaint it with a simi-gloss or gloss white paint? Its really easy to paint a door the same color. You'd only need a quart of exterior grade, latex (waterbase), white gloss or semigloss, a cheap brush and a paint roller. If I'm ever in Las Vegas, NV all come do it for you..lol I can't imagine having to live with that. Are the walls inside flat too? sorry for ranting.