Painting Your Shutters with Front Door Paint

With Summer almost over, we’re looking forward to lots of beautiful Fall projects! It’s a perfect season to spruce up your curb appeal as the weather gets a little cooler for exterior projects and the holidays are just around the corner. We’ve seen gorgeous front door transformations with our non-fade Front Door Paint but did you know they are also perfect for shutter makeovers? Painting your shutters a color that matches or complements your front door gives an overall complete look to the facade of your home and brightens your entrance.

Front Door and Shutters Painted with Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint | Front Door Color: Sophisticated, Shutter Color: Elegant | Project by Pursuing VintagePainted Black Shutters | Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint in color Elegant | Project by Pursuing VintageBack Porch Shutters | Color: Modern Masters Front Door Paint in Elegant Black | Back Door Color: Modern Masters Front Door Paint in Peaceful Blue | Project by Pursuing VintageKristen of Pursuing Vintage wanted a fresh, appealing feel to both her entrance and back porch and so she used a few colors of Front Door Paint to achieve that. She used Sophisticated Red for her front door makeover and used Peaceful for the back door – both are flanked by beautiful shutters painted in Elegant black.

Cohesive Colors for Front Door and Shutters | Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint | Door Color: Playful, Shutter Color: Mysterious | Ideas for Painting Your ShuttersPainted Gray Shutters with non-fade Modern Masters Front Door Paint | Color: Mysterious | Painted Shutter Ideas and Inspiration on the Cafe BlogDebbie of My Patch of Blue Sky used the color Mysterious gray for the shutters and Playful purple for the front door. The two colors provide a beautiful contrast to one another and add a lovely appeal when walking up the pathway to her home.

Painted Front Door and Shutters | Color: Modern Masters Front Door Paint in Peaceful blue | Project by Mad in CraftsJessica from Mad in Crafts shared that she had a dated color scheme on her front door and shutters and wanted an updated and cohesive look for her home’s exterior. She chose the color Peaceful blue for both – it looks wonderful!

Black Front Door and Shutters | Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint in color Elegant black | Project by Mom in Music CitySabine of Mom in Music City recently redid the exterior of her house – quite the job! She loved the classic look of Elegant black for both her front door and shutters.

Green Front Door and Shutters | Color: Modern Masters Front Door Paint in Natural | Project by A Sweet Berry's BlogCrisp white and green with pops of color – always a great combination! Katie from the A Sweet Berry’s Blog chose this beautiful color scheme for the exterior of her home. She used the rich green color Natural for her home update.

Front Door Paint can be brushed or sprayed onto shutters and best of all, the color will not fade. In fact, take a look at our Top 5 Questions with Front Door Paint for further guidance. Tag us on the social site you prefer – we can’t wait to see the curb appeal upgrade to your front doors and shutters!

Modern Masters DIY Projects to Inspire!

Gorgeous DIY Projects with Modern Masters | Cafe Blog FeatureWant to know a little secret? We’ve been experiencing an embarrassment of riches. So many of you are pinning, blogging, Instagramming, tweeting, videotaping and posting your #ModernMastersInc DIY projects, that we just had to share a few of them ourselves. We’ve been spying everything from garden accents to bedroom feature walls to porch makeovers and more. So, get ready to save these inspired ideas for your home with easy to use specialty paint products like our Metal Effects, non-fade Front Door Paint and the Metallic Paint Collection!

Metal Effects

Stenciled Bathroom Cabinet Doors with Modern Masters Metal Effects Patinas | Cafe Blog FeatureStunning! Debbie Hayes of Paint + Pattern took a custom vinyl stencil and patinated the design with our Metal Effects. Be sure to check out her How to Stencil a Rustic Patina Pattern tutorial to do the same in your home.

Patinated Garden Decor Accents | Modern Masters Metal Effects | Project by Where the Smiles Have BeenChristine from the Where the Smiles Have Been blog wanted to create handmade housewarming gifts. Using our Copper Reactive Metallic Paint and Blue Patina Aging Solution, she created patinated succulent planters that would be lovely to receive as a gift.

Front Door Paint

Modern Masters Non-fade Front Door Paint on Porch Shutters | Color: Natural | Project by A Sweet Berry's BlogThe non-fading Front Door Paint is recommended for both exterior doors and shutters and Katie from A Sweet Berry’s Blog took advantage of both as each was in severe need of a new coat of paint. She used the color Natural to give a crisp look to both during her porch makeover. Would you love to sit here a while, too?

Red Front Door | Modern Masters Non-Fade Front Door Paint in the color Passionate | Project by Mrs. Do-it-HerselfWe met the effervescent Mrs. Do-it-Herself at the recent Haven Conference and she decided to try Front Door Paint on her entrance. She thought the color Passionate was ‘one of the prettiest deep red colors I had ever seen’ – and now it’s transformed her front door! She had enough left over from her quart to plan a patio door transformation, too.

Metallic Paint Collection

Pewter Metallic Paint on Drop Leaf Dresser | Modern Masters | Project by Holy Craft | Cafe Blog FeaturePewter Metallic Paint gave Rachel of Holy Craft a smooth, seamless look to her previously wooden drop down leaf dresser. She says, “I couldn’t believe how well it covered and the shine is perfect. Both subtle and bold depending on the light.” If you’d like to see more of her project (including before pics), see her post on Painting a Desk with Metallic Paint.

Stenciled Bedroom Feature Wall with Pharaoh's Gold Metallic Paint | Uzma Circles Wall Stencil by Royal Design Studio | Project by Albion Gould | Modern Masters Cafe Blog FeatureAlbion Gould is a good friend of Modern Masters and we always enjoy her projects. The latest is the guest bedroom accent wall she painted and stenciled with Pharaoh’s Gold Metallic Paint. The pattern is the Uzma Circles Wall Stencil from Royal Design Studio. Albion shares that this room went from ‘boring to amazing’ and she is so happy with it that she was considering moving in herself! We’d love to stay there, too! For her tutorial with sources, click into her Golden Stenciled Bedroom post.

We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these projects and discovering some ideas of your own. We’ll be featuring more beautiful DIY projects soon! If you’ve got your own Modern Mastery to share, be sure to tag us or send pics to Who knows? You might find your project featured here on our Cafe Blog as well!

Modern Mastery: Melinda and Marc Bender

We discovered decorative artists Melinda and Marc Bender on Instagram via their #ModernMastersInc project shares using our specialty paint products. Their firm, M&M Bender Designer Wall Finishes, was founded in 1998 and is a powerhouse studio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are so happy to share their projects with you today as a part of our Modern Mastery series.

Modern Masters Metallic Paint Stenciled on Ceiling by M&M Bender | Roundabout Stencil by Wallovers | Modern Mastery Feature on Cafe Blog This gorgeous ceiling was created with the Roundabout Stencil by Wallovers using both our Pale Gold and Steel Gray from our Metallic Paint Collection to stencil the pattern.

Laguna Blue Metallic PlasterFinish with Glass Beads  by M&M Bender | Modern Mastery SeriesThe beautiful powder bath walls feature our Metallic Plaster in the Laguna Blue color with glass beads along the top. Gorgeous and shimmery.

If giving advice, what would be your top decorative finishing tip?

Every finish looks better with a final glaze. It just “sets in” the colors, enhances the metallics, and evens out the final sheen. Its also a great way to make any little color adjustments when you need to make the finish perfect for the room’s specific lighting and feel.

Gorgeous Powder Room Wall Finish | Metallic Plasters with Glazing Cream by Modern Masters | Cafe BlogA troweled Metallic Plaster finish in various colors is overglazed using our Wall Glazing Cream. Beautiful!

What is your go-to Modern Masters product?

Our go to product is Metallic Plaster. We use it in a large number of our projects. We love the body that it has, enabling us to use tools to create textures with the plaster that some other metallic plasters cannot hold up to. We also love it just on its own. Its shimmer and movement is a client favorite. We have completed dozens of ceilings using it.

Stunning Ornamental Ceiling by M&M Bender | Aged Gold Metallic Plaster with the Pattern in Silver Fox Metallic Plaster | Modern Masters Cafe BlogThis stunning ceiling has a Metallic Plaster treatment. The base finish is troweled with Aged Gold and the contemporary flower pattern was detailed with Silver Fox.

What is your dream finishing project?

We joke about this! It would be our house, of course. Our “imaginary” dream house, the one on the lake in the mountains, where the weather is always perfect, after we have won the lottery! We would finally get to do all of our favorite finishes in our favorite colors…The hardest part would be deciding! Every time we learn something new in a class or through experimenting and creating our own new finishes, we find another favorite. Its always fun to dream!

Striking Faux Decorative Paint Finish on Foyer Walls by M&M Bender | Modern Masters Metal Effects and Metallic Plaster | Cafe BlogBoth Metal Effects and Metallic Plaster were used to create this incredible wall finish. M&M Bender used the Rust Patina Finish as the base and troweled the stencil design with the Black Panther Metallic Plaster.

We’d like to thank both Marc and Melinda for sharing their studio’s beautiful work with us – what a pleasure to see our products in their artistic hands! What do you think of their work? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to also visit the M&M Bender Instagram account as they share their custom designer wall and ceiling finishes, plasters and hand-painted mural projects. We hope you are inspired to create your own one-of-a-kind projects!

Five Questions with Front Door Paint

Your front door is one of the first things a guest sees when visiting your home, so why not make it inviting while projecting your personalty? Here at Modern Masters, this question led us to develop our Front Door Paint Collection. By using the Emotional Color Wheel as well as the latest in color trends and home design, 25 non fade Front Door Paint colors were carefully selected for the color palette and since then we’ve been happy to see so many front door makeovers literally transform the appeal of a home. Of course, we’ve also receive questions about our line – everything from prepwork to finish – and we thought we’d share the most popular. Let’s dig in!


Yes! Modern Masters Front Door Paint can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed onto previously painted or properly primed exterior doors and shutters.

Easy, Instant Curb Appeal with Modern Masters Front Door Paint | Available at and selected Lowe's nationwide


If starting with a previously painted door in good condition and the product on it is water based, you are ready to start using Front Door Paint once you have cleaned the door and it is sound and dry. If starting with unfinished wood, metal or doors previously painted with oil based paint, we recommend using the acrylic primer, Bulls Eye 1-2-3 by Zinsser, before starting your makeover. Factory finished doors and shutters should also be primed with a good quality acrylic primer prior to painting with Front Door Paint. Using a high-quality synthetic bristle brush is recommend for water-based paints and will provide a great result. For complete information, check out our Step-by-Step Instructions and Front Door Paint Technical Data Sheet as well as our How to Paint a Front Door video below.



You can easily paint and close your door in just a few hours. The paint lays on beautifully and dries quickly, allowing you to paint several layers in a short amount of time. It’s an easy one-day DIY!

Paint and Close Your Door on the Same Day | Modern Masters Non Fade Front Door Paint


No sealer needed! Front Door Paint is its own non fade amazing-ness all in one quart.

Never-Fading Colors, Guaranteed | Modern Masters Front Door PaintOK, I’M READY TO GET STARTED! WHAT COLOR SHOULD I CHOOSE?

We developed a free Front Door Paint app available on both iPhone and Android. Snap a pic of your front door and scroll through our colors so that you can visualize what the door would look like. Easy peasy! In case you’d like more information, also check out our Tips & Tools for Choosing the Perfect Front Door Color.

Pick Your Color with the Free App | Front Door Paint App by Modern Masters

Hope these five questions have opened the door to a world of ideas for you! You can easily find Front Door Paint by Modern Masters at Home Depot Online, Amazon, our online shop, and selected Modern Masters retailers across the country. Be sure to share your front door transformations with us at!