How To Paint A Front Door

Three easy steps to transform the entrance to your home

How To Paint A Front Door

How To Paint A Front Door

How To Paint A Front Door

Redoing your entire exterior may take too much time and money, but a quick and easy fix to refresh the outside look of your home is repaint your front door. Follow this painting advice for how-to painting steps and great front door paint color ideas.

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1. Clean All Surfaces

How To Paint A Front Door

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1. Clean All Surfaces

The first step is to thoroughly wash your front door. Paint won’t stick or completely cover a dirty surface.

Use soap and water and rinse thoroughly so that it's as fresh as it was when you first had it installed.

If it's hard to remove the dirt and grime from your wood door, consider using Flood Pro Wood Cleaner.

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2. Get Colorful

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2. Get Colorful

Your front door will be the first thing you and your visitors will notice when they pull into the driveway. A rich, deep color will dramatically change the look of your home from boring to eye-catching.

For a bold statement, consider a bold standout red like Rum Raisin or Red Gumball, or a bright blue like Dragonfly

A green front door will harmonize with the natural elements around your home. Try Mallard Green for a down-to-earth feel.

For a more formal look, go with classic black, like Onyx Black, which will add a touch of elegance and tradition to the outside of your home.

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3. Finish The Makeover

How To Paint A Front Door

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3. Finish The Makeover

No expertise or previous skill is required to paint a front door. The instructions on the back of the paint can and our painting advice guides will give you all the help you need.

Clear an afternoon in your schedule to get started, and you’ll be brushing paint on your front door in no time.

This three-step front door makeover is a simple, but high impact way to boost curb appeal and give your home a whole new look.

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