I’ve been wanting to paint the front door since we moved in three years ago. I would LOVE to have a big vintage wood door but unfortunately I think we landed the Home Depot clearance special. It really isn’t great quality in my opinion BUT it’s nothing some paint can’t fix. Of course we can get a new door but in the meantime this is a quick, easy, and inexpensive fix. I couldn’t sleep the night before so at about 1 AM I decided I was going to paint the door pink.
I think pink might be the only color I can look at for more than 6 months beside black and white of course. (Babe, if you’re reading this I promise I won’t paint it again in the next 6 months at least) I think pink is such a cheery and calming color. Apparently people are under the impression that pink is only for women which is complete bologna! If I had a dollar for every person who said “You’re husband allowed you to paint the door pink?” I could’ve bought a whole new dang door. Yes, I painted the front door pink and yes Mike is okay with it and yes he likes it.
If you’re painting your front door here are a few steps to keep in mind:
Prep. Make sure you clean the door really well removing all dust and dirt as best as you can. I suggest priming as well. I didn’t use a separate primer because mine was included in the paint itself.
Primer (can be included in paint)
I always use a foam roller on my projects. Not only is it faster but nobody likes brush strokes. I use the paint brush in the crevices but then quickly use the foam roller over it before it dries.
Finish. I suggest using a polyurethane after painting to protect it. You can use a spray or brush on. I usually use the brush on poly because its a bit more even than the spray. If you get the brush on kind make sure you get the brush that is made for it. Also just a tip: it dries fast so go edge to edge and don’t go back over sections until its fully dry or you’ll be left with some major brush marks
You can see in this before photo the tan rubber around the doorway. ICK! If you zoom in you can probably see the glue that squeezed out of the bottom under the window part as well. The door was just kinda icky looking. I took a razor to all the parts that has excess glue to make it look a little better. Also, don’t mind the little paint swatch at the bottom. I almost forgot to take before pics!
I hope you feel inspired to paint your door a fun color… maybe even pink! Tag me in all your DIY projects 🙂