Painting Your Front Door - DIY Projects

Your Front Door is the first impression of your home, but are you happy with how it looks? Does it look outdated? Is the paint cracking off? Is the door stained and super dirty? How can you make it look nicer on a budget?

Painting your front door may seem like a daunting task but it is really easy and super rewarding! The best thing about paint is that you can change it at any time if it doesn’t suit your style anymore. 
Do not do this in freezing conditions as your paint will likely crack or bubble before it can adhere to the door. Direct sunlight in the middle of summer isn't the best option for painting conditions either.  
Start by taking a degreaser such as Krud Cutter and spraying down the door. Depending on how dirty the door is, you may need to use a sponge or magic eraser to scrub off the grime. Use warm soapy water and a cloth to remove the residue.
Once the door has fully dried, take a 120 grit sanding sponge and scuff up the existing paint/finish on your door. Clean up the dust well and tape off the surrounding trim/areas of the door that you do not want to be painted. You can use your choice of paint but it must be durable to withstand the high traffic and weather conditions. Paint any detailed areas with a brush and paint the flat surfaces with a roller. We painted 3 coats of "Fusion Mineral Paint" and it has held up beautifully for over a year now.
We hope that you enjoyed this little blog post, and hope to see your beautiful door flips! Tag us on instagram @handmadehome.co to show us your beautiful front door flip.