Spring is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time of year to start planning exterior design and garden projects that enhance your curb appeal. One of the simplest updates is painting your front door! A front door makeover with our Front Door Paint is easy to use – in fact, one blogger painted theirs in 24 minutes and on Facebook Live, too! Another benefit is that Front Door Paint is non fading and weather resistant. This means that your door will look as good as the day you painted it throughout all the seasons in your area. Are you ready for some bright, happy and colorful front door inspiration? Let’s do(or) it!
This front door was a dreary off-white that looked too plain for the homeowners. They brightened it with the color Energetic. Looks lovely against the brick!
Everyone who walks up to this door immediately loves the color! Most say they would not have considered a yellow front door before then. We love hearing that! This shade is called Confident.
The Fortunate lime green not only provided a lovely color contrast for this home’s exterior, it also added a welcoming appeal to the entrance. It’s a beautiful, bright color that looks great with the landscaping, too! See the How to Paint Your Front Door video above for that project!
A turquoise front door is a fresh alternative to a traditional blue and welcomes your guests in style. This gorgeous hue is called Tranquil.
Check out our two pretty back doors that I just painted with Modern Masters Front Door Paint. Never one to follow the rules, I figured what’s good for our front door must be good to spiff the doors that face our big deck, too.
A couple of years ago I got hooked on Front Door Paint. Seriously. In a big way. So much so that I have painted our front door not once, but twice. This magic, buttery-smooth paint does not fade, and lasts for ages, but recently I was in a “let’s change the front door color mood” and repainted on a whim. The color Fortunate is such a wow, that we get lots of compliments from the neighbors, and even the delivery folks.
During the spring of 2015, I painted our shutters with the grey Mysterious Front Door Paint color. We love it so much, I think this color will remain indefinitely.
This week I painted our two back doors, including storm doors, with the color Comfortable. I have to laugh a bit at the name because here in North Carolina it’s hot as a firecracker and steamy. But my efforts paid off. Loving our warm new look, even in this area where we never use this back door, originally intended for loading up firewood. Can you just see the humidity hanging in the air?
Usually, if you begin in the morning on a nice day, you can have your project complete by the afternoon. Since I had two doors and storm doors, I worked at it overnight.
First, I chose my color from the gorgeous color palette. Comfortable was perfect, since we have some new red-orange cushions on the deck, and we always plant orange impatiens.
• Tools: Paint pan, low-nap paint roller, 2 1/2″ angled sash brush for water-based paint and if needed, a 2 1/2″ angled sash brush for oil-based paint and paint thinner
• Incidentals: Razor blade, Tape, Rags, Stir sticks, Screw Driver or Drill, Dropcloth or Newspapers, Step Stool
If your door is painted with oil paint, you will need to apply a bonding primer first before you can use the water-based Front Door Paint. Go here for complete directions.
If your door is now painted with water-based paint, like mine, you can choose to paint one coat of primer first, depending on the color you chose. For example, if you have a black door and you want to paint a lighter color, priming first will save a coat or so of paint.
Plan your project for good weather, between about 40 to 90 degrees. Front Door Paint dries quickly but do allow drying time so that you can close the door without the paint sticking.
Wash off dirt and grease with detergent and let dry. Remove loose paint.
The before. Don’t laugh, but I had never gotten around to painting both doors the same color.
Sand lightly if required, then wipe off the residue. Tape off any areas like the glass on a storm door, and normally I recommend removing all hardware for a professional paint job. but for our back doors, I taped off the hardware this time, because we need to replace it all.
Cut in the panels first, and paint away. You can use a brush for the entire door, or choose the roller for flat areas. I used a brush for this project since I had a lot of smaller areas. Even though a sash brush fits nicely into the paint container, I used my Modern Masters roller pan, since I can be a klutz at times. One coat covered the grey and brown colors pretty well, and two coats were perfect.
Dry time is one hour, and re-coat time is two hours.
I did have to juggle painting the four doors, due to drying times, coming and going, trying to paint in the shade to beat the heat, and a huge deluge one day.
Now that I have put the upper deck area back together, I am so pleased with the results!
Be sure to watch the Modern Masters “How To Paint Your Front Door” video below. Modern Masters loves to see your projects, too, so don’t be shy about sharing your Front Door Paint makeovers! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Painting!
Painting and refreshing your front door is one of the key elements in updating your home’s curb appeal. It’s truly incredible what a fresh coat of paint can do! If you deal with serious weather beating down on your door, our non fading Front Door Paint is the answer for you. Available in 25 gorgeous, mixable colors, each hue is weather resistant and will not fade. The water base formula is easy to use and quick to dry, so you can get your front door updated and clean everything up easily in mere hours. Take a look at these recent projects we spied from some of our fave creative bloggers.
Dwell by Cheryl previously used the color Cheerful to paint her back door. When it came time to spruce up her front porch, she wanted a classic red door – one that would also be approved by her HOA. Using the color Ambitious, she did just that and says, “I really am obsessed with this paint. The coverage is awesome and the water base, quick-dry formula allows you to finish painting and close your door the same day! Added bonus: Never-Fade technology ensures that your door will be as vibrant as the first day it was painted.” Love it!
Sara from Sincerely Sara D. has a beautiful French Chateau style home. She painted her door in the color Elegant black for her front door makeover and says, “My front door has a little bit of a faux wood grain texture, and the paint went on well and dried perfectly.” We think it looks beautiful – and coordinates so well with all the gorgeous landscaping.
Changing your front door color can be so impactful to your home’s exterior – not to mention it gives your house a dose of beautiful personality. Intrigued but not sure where to start? We put together a fast Modern Masters Minute video on How to Paint Your Front Door.
The holidays are upon us and what does that mean? We need to welcome our holiday guests in style! One of the most popular autumn DIY projects is sprucing up the curb appeal of our homes and the fastest way to do that is with a front door makeover. You can use any old paint but why waste your time? Front Door Paint by Modern Masters is easy to apply and super-quick to dry. You’ll be done in just a few hours and the color will never fade. [So really, you’ll be done for years. Big bonus.] But don’t take our word for it! Check out the projects from some of our very creative friends.
Gilly of Colour Saturated has had issues with other door paints. “The biggest hassle was the dry time you had to wait between coats. I get impatient easily and so the fact that I could get this done in a day made me happy.” After installing trim for her front door makeover, she used the yellow color Optimistic. As to using Front Door Paint? Gilly shares, “I can honestly say I absolutely love the paint. I paint furniture for a living and I am very fussy about paints I work with and the door paint is such a dream.” Gilly is making more updates to her exterior so we’ll be sure to share more pics!
“Replacing the color of your front door gives you an inexpensive update that totally changes the personality of your home,” says Aniko of Place of My Taste. She redid her front door and shutters with the color Peaceful. “It really only took me maybe an hour to paint my front door on a beautiful Tuesday night with a glass of wine while my boys were running around outside. I say go bold with your color choice! Bright and bold never goes wrong.” We totally agree, Aniko!
Doesn’t the turquoise front door pop so nicely against the brick? Nicole of Doodles & Stitches had a door that needed some serious rehab. For the transformation, she used the color Tranquil and shared it all on her Newly Painted, Happy Door post. She started in the morning and was done by Noon. That’s a fast project to DIY for!
The weather was extremely rough on the front porch of CoCo, who pens The Crowned Goat blog. You can imagine how important it was to her to have a weather-resistant, non fade paint for her fall porch makeover! She used the color Elegant black, a classic favorite, and not only will her front door look good this fall, it will continue to look sophisticated and welcoming all year long.
Laura of Make Life Lovely always wanted a red front door and she used the color Sophisticated for her entrance redo. She shares, “I was able to turn my ho hum front door into an inviting and welcoming front door that makes a great first impression, adds a lot of curb appeal, and puts a little smile on my face whenever I come home.” We love that, Laura!
The artistic Erica Deuel of Spoonful of Imagination wanted a great front door color that had a lot of character. She used our free Front Door Paint app and found the perfect purple-blue tones of Spiritual. Erica loves the results! “Fall is so colorful with the beautiful leaves and now so is my front porch. Your front door is the one of the most important elements on the exterior of your home. Let it express you and say welcome!”
We couldn’t have said it better! Are you now inspired to make the change? Great! Pin your favorite doors to share the love and then check out our Top Five Questions with Front Door Paint before you get started on your own project. You’re on your way to front door greatness with the best looking door in the neighborhood. High five!
Who doesn’t love a Front Door Makeover? It not only freshens your curb appeal but you can also express yourself with a perfect color that welcomes your guests in style. Each year, over 13 million people paint their front doors and most will struggle with finding the right color, the right technique and equally important, the right product. With several Modern Masters products that can transform your front door, we’ve become quite the experts at creating a welcoming entryway. We’ve gathered up our five best guides on putting your best door forward.
HOW TO PAINT YOUR FRONT DOOR
Late last year, we introduced our new YouTube channel series, The Modern Masters Minute! Sixty seconds is all it takes to showcase many of the amazing surfaces you can transform with our products. We launched the series with our How to Paint Your Front Door video tutorial that gave a quick overview of our Front Door Paint app and a front door project that’s a snap to paint, dries fast and never fades.
Our President, Jim Rogers, spoke with the Porch Ideas Network on all things front door. Get his best advice on front door paint ideas and options with a quick listen to this fantastic podcast. They talk about the history of Front Door Paint, finding the perfect color and ignoring the ‘fear factor’ that can cause years of indecision. If you’ve got a front door makeover planned, this is the show to listen to!
WHAT'S HAUTE FOR FRONT DOORS
On this Fab Front Door Solutions post, we rounded up great ideas with all our products for your front door. Consider everything from glazing to patinas to metallics (Oprah magazine is a fan!) as well as our non-fade Front Door Paint. So much inspiration!