How To Paint a Front Door

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The front entry of a home enhances the facade of a house and can easily be updated for different seasons and styling.

Follow the steps by steps below for this quick and easy front door makeover. If you are more visual, jump down to the end of the article for the video!

Behr’s Featured Product & Color:

BEHR PREMIUM™ Cabinet, Door & Trim Enamel tinted to Adirondack Blue N480-5

Materials:

• Paint Tray

• Roller

• Paint Brush

• Paint Scraper

• Sanding Sponge

• Sandpaper

• Painter’s Tape

• Stir stick

• Cleaning Supplies

• Cloth Rags

• Drop Cloth

Tip: Always wear appropriate protective gear.

Step 1

Prep

Remove any non-permanent hardware from your door.

Wash off dirt, grease and grime from your door with soap and water. Rinse and let dry.

Tip: Make sure surface is completely clean and dry before painting.

Gently remove any peeling or flaking areas with a paint scraper

Lightly sand your door with a sanding sponge.

Tip: If the door is painted with an oil-based paint, use a medium-grit sanding sponge or sandpaper

Step 2

Prime

Wipe away and dust with a lint-free cloth, then tape along existing hardware to protect any areas you don’t want to get primer or paint on.

Apply a coat of primer. For larger areas, use a paint roller. For the corners and crevices, use an angled brush for application.

Use 400 grit synthetic sandpaper to scuff-sand primer, then wipe down with a lint-free cloth to remove all sanding dust.

Step 3

Paint

Apply two coats of BEHR PREMIUM™ Cabinet, Door & Trim Enamel tinted to Adirondack Blue N480-5 with a small brush, roller or sprayer.

Tip: Lightly scuff-sand with an ultra-fine sanding sponge or 400-600 grit sandpaper between coats.

Entryway / Foyer

Remove the painter’s tape before the paint is fully dry. Once dry, reattach hardware to door.

Click on the video below to see a step by step of this project.

For more information on BEHR PREMIUM™ Cabinet, Door & Trim Enamel and other BEHR products visit Behr.com.

Colorfully yours,

Larayne

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