Quick Front Door Makeover With Never Fade Door Paint

3 Materials
2 Hours

I am super excited to share my front door makeover! I painted my home’s front door red a few years ago, but the paint quickly faded.

Also, two magnetic hooks that I had on the door (to hold up a wreath) did a number on the paint job! The hooks left very clear marks on the door.

I put off painting the door, since paint sometimes takes forever to dry and I wasn’t sure what color of red I wanted. (The red that was on my door before was a little too orange for my liking.) You can see how orange my front door looked before in the photo below.

Then I met the folks from Modern Masters at a Haven Blogging Conference. I love meeting vendors and learning about new products at the Haven conference.

I learned about Modern Masters' quick-drying, never-fading, water-based front door paints, and wanted to give the paints a try!

I settled on the front door color, “ Sophisticated.” I like how the color is a rich, deep red. The folks at Modern Masters were kind enough to send me a container of their paint to try.

How to Paint a Front Door

I chose a beautiful spring day to paint my front door. I started out by taping newspaper on the threshold by the front door, so I wouldn’t make any unwanted spills. I then wiped off the door with a clean, wet rag to clear off any dust, and let the door dry.

I got to work once the door was dry. I only painted the exterior of the front door, leaving the edge of the door white. (I taped off the edges to avoid getting any stray paint on the edges.)

After the first coat of paint was applied, I waited an hour for the paint to dry . I then painted a second coat on the door. I completed painting my door in one morning!

I love how the new Modern Masters Front Door Paint color looks on my home’s front door!

My home's newly painted front door

The above is another look at the front door. I love how the door adds a pop of color to my home. I think the door looks great as a backdrop for the flower garden!

I added a cute "Hello" vinyl decal to my front door. I purchased mine, but now that I have a Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutting machine, I can easily make one on my own now.

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  • Judy Judy on May 19, 2021

    Does this paint work on wood or metal doors - or both?


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