Get Comfortable Using Front Door Paint On Your Back Door

Back Door Redo and Transformation with Modern Masters Never Fades Front Door Paint | DIY How-to Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

While selecting your color, don’t miss the free Front Door Paint iPhone App and a free Front Door Paint Android App – on both, you can take a photo of your door and scroll through the Front Door Paint colors to see what your door would look like with the different colors. There are 25 Front Door Paint colors based on the emotional color wheel (like Hopeful, Mysterious, Elegant and more).

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SUPPLIES

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• Front Door Paint: Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint. You can purchase it online at HomeDepot.com, Amazon.com and the Modern Masters Online Shop.

• Primer, if needed: Zinsser Cover Stain Primer

• 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.

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The before. Don’t laugh, but I had never gotten around to painting both doors the same color.

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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.

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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.

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Dry time is one hour, and re-coat time is two hours.

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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.

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Back Door Paint Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | DIY How-to & Tips | Modern Masters Non-fade Front Door Paint in the color Comfortable

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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 projects@modernmasters.com. Happy Painting!

Modern Masters Cafe Blog Guest Writer and Artist is Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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Refresh Your Front Door!

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.

Front Door Update | Non Fade Front Door Paint in color Serene blue by Classy Clutter | Modern Masters Blog Feature

Classy Clutter is all about style and color and they picked the color Serene blue for the front door update. They grabbed ScotchBlue tape and gave the door a beautiful facelift.

Colorful Front Door Ideas | Curb Appeal Update by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Never Fades Front Door Paint in color Fortunate

Debbie of My Patch of Blue Sky decided to change her front door color on a whim and it looks stunning in the color Fortunate! She shared all the details of her front door redo.

Aqua Turquoise Front Door | Front Porch Redo by Reality Daydreams | Modern Masters non fade Front Door Paint

Bethany and Nick of Reality Daydreams wanted a front porch update complete with a bright and happy front door in an aqua hue. They also wanted this door to never fade as their previous paint job did just that – and badly. Using non fade Front Door Paint, they mixed both the Tranquil turquoise and Hopeful white for the perfect shade. Bethany shares, “I love the cheerful burst of color and how welcoming it feels.” We do, too!

Red Front Door Makeover with non fading Front Door Paint | Project by Dwell by Cheryl | Modern Masters Front Door Color Ideas

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!

Gorgeous Front Entrance with Black Front Door by Sincerely Sara D. | Never Fades Front Door Paint by Modern Masters in color Elegant | Front Door Update Ideas and Inspiration

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.

We also have a step-by-step How to Paint Your Front Door instructions available on our site. We hope we’ve inspired you to redo your front door! Our non fade Front Door Paint is available online at HomeDepot.com and Amazon.com as well as our online shopping site with free shipping. You can also find it at select local retailers – though be sure to call ahead to ensure stock. If not available, any Modern Masters retailer can custom order it in for you. Let us know how your project goes!

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Change Your Front Door Color On A Whim In A Couple Of Hours!

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The word – and color – of the day is Fortunate. As in the fun and funky Modern Masters Front Door Paint color Fortunate that I just used to brighten up our curb appeal in a big way.

In a nutshell, our little neighborhood was hit by a huge hailstorm three weeks ago. And yes, we are so fortunate to have weathered this national-news-featured storm with damage that we can manage. Just a new paint job on my Jeep, and a new roof. Sadly, several of our neighbors had to move out of their homes for months. But, best of all, everyone is safe.

We are still in a mess. Leaves were stripped from the trees and blooms from the rose bushes. Some of our favorite plants, like our massive gorgeous hostas, won’t come back this year. Our gutters are maxed, and we’re waiting for the roofers.

With a color change on the roof, using the non-fade Front Door Paint for fast, immediate gratification was a project that I could get excited about while impatiently waiting for the roofers to arrive soon.

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About two years ago I chose the Front Door Paint color PlayfuI for the front door makeover project that you see below. We have so enjoyed the eye-catching color, but now I am planning to choose a grey architectural material for the new roof, so why not update the front door, too?

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Also, during the spring of 2015, I painted our shutters with the grey Mysterious Front Door Paint color. The new roof and updated Fortunate front door color will blend perfectly with the bright hostas and annuals. So no need to repaint.

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It’s a great time for you to spiff up your curb appeal like I did, and here are the quick steps to a new look. If you begin in the morning on a nice day, you can have your project complete by the afternoon.

First, choose a color from the mouth-watering color palette. I know, it is so hard to decide. The good news is one quart is all you need, with plenty left over for the back door.

There is a perfect free Front Door Paint iPhone App and a free Front Door Paint Android App – on both, you can take a photo of your door and scroll through the Front Door Paint colors to see what your door would look like with the different colors. There are 25 Front Door Paint colors based on the emotional color wheel (like Hopeful, Mysterious, Elegant and more).

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SUPPLIES

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• Front Door Paint: Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint. You can purchase it online at HomeDepot.com, Amazon.com and the Modern Masters Online Shop.

• Primer, if needed: Zinsser Cover Stain Primer

• 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 front door is painted with oil paint, you will need to prime with oil-based primer 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.

 

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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.

Sand lightly if required, then wipe off the residue. Tape off any areas like the glass on a storm door, and yes, I recommend removing all hardware for a professional paint job. Place all of the screws, pieces and parts, all grouped together, in a spot where they won’t be moved until you are ready to reinstall. There’s nothing worse than forgetting where everything goes, and you can’t lock up your house at night. Not that it has ever happened to me. Much.

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Cut in the panels first, and paint away.

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Plan to paint two coats, even if you prime first. Dry time is one hour, and re-coat time is two hours.

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You can use a brush for the entire door, or choose the roller for flat areas.

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Have fun, and you may want to consider making this project a surprise for your spouse when they get home from work like I did.

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My sweet hubby never knows what painted surprises will greet him from day to day!

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And diva kitty Lacey Jane is certain I chose Fortunate because it matches her eyes.

Be sure to watch the Modern Masters “How To Paint Your Front Door” video below. Once our roofing gets fixed, I’ll share even more images of this update. Modern Masters loves to see your projects, too, so don’t be shy about sharing your Front Door Paint makeovers! Send them to projects@modernmasters.com. Happy Painting!

Modern Masters Cafe Blog Guest Writer and Artist is Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

 

Update your Front Door for Spring!

With winter almost over, it’s the perfect time to tackle some of your exterior projects – such as that front door makeover that’s been on your To Do List for far too long! There are 25 colors in our non-fade, weather resistant Front Door Paint line and with our free Front Door Paint app, you can find the perfect one for you! Available for iPhone and Android, just take a pic of your door and use it to scroll through our colors to find the perfect one. Keep on reading to see how our Front Door Paint helped some of our creative customers start to adore their front door.

Front Door Update by Tale of an Ugly House in the color Sophisticated | Front Door Paint Ideas for Spring | Modern Masters

Amanda from The Tale of an Ugly House wanted a red front door. She explains, “Not only are red front doors classic and fit the colonial style, they are also known as a symbol of welcome.” She used the color Sophisticated to update her door and shares, “It was such a simple and quick project that made such a big difference to the curb appeal of the house!” Front Door Paint quickly became her new favorite exterior paint.

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Amanda from the Dreamsicle Sisters used the color Cheerful, a beautiful coral orange, for a fast front door update. She shared that, “Front Door Paint goes on smooth and it has great consistency. This paint is amazing!”.

Front Door Makeover by Robb Restyle | Modern Masters Non-Fade Front Door Paint in color Happy | Front Door Ideas for Spring

Kristy and Corey from Robb Restyle always share great projects and their exterior door makeovers are no exception! They used the color Happy to paint their yellow front door as well as update the side door. We love how joyful and welcoming their home’s exterior is!

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“I love the way a painted door draws the eye, adds some character to the neighborhood, and gives visitors the first taste of your decorating style,” says Randi of the Dukes and Duchesses blog. She used the color Fortunate, a beautiful apple green, to transform her entrance. The best part for Randi is that it was easy to apply, covered well and dried fast so she could close the door quickly.

Make sure you take a look below at our video, How to Paint a Front Door, for great tips prior to starting your front door makeover. We also have a Top 5 Front Door Paint Questions blog post with more great resources. Keep us posted on your projects – and if you’d like to see more front door inspiration, browse through our Front Door Paint Projects board on Pinterest! Happy Painting!

Fall Front Door Projects

Front Door Makeover Ideas for the Fall Season | Modern Masters Cafe BlogThe 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.

Fall Front Door Makeover Ideas | Yellow Front Door | Project by Colour Saturated using non-fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters in the color OpmisticGilly 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!

Front Door and Shutter Makeover with Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint | Color: Peaceful blue | Fall Front Door Makeover Ideas by the Cafe Blog“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!

A turquoise front door looks great against brick! Project by Doodles & Stitches with non-fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters, Color: TranquilDoesn’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!

Warm and Welcoming Black Front Door by The Crowned Goat | Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint in color Elegant | Front Door Transformation Ideas for Fall on the Cafe BlogThe 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.

Red Front Door | Fall Front Door Makeover Ideas on the Cafe Blog | Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint in the color Sophisticated | Project by Make Life LovelyLaura 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!

Front Door Redo by Spoonful of Imagination | Fall Front Door and Porch Ideas via the Cafe Blog | Color on Door: Modern Masters non-fade Front Door Paint in SpiritualThe 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!

Stylish & Elegant Black Front Door Makeovers

Modern Masters non fade Front Door Paint in the color Elegant black | Black Front Door Projects | Modern Masters CafeBlack is an extremely versatile hue that works with everything – especially on a front door! It’s a polished, dramatic color that will complement most any architecture as well as greet your guests in style. Meet Elegant – the rich, deep ebony color that’s timeless and classic and one of the 24 colors available in our non fade Front Door Paint line. Each color was based on global design trends and the Emotional Color Wheel. Today we showcase five black front door project ideas that are sure to inspire!

Elegant Front Door Paint by Modern Masters | Black Front Door Makeover Ideas | Cafe BlogFront Door Redo by Sew a Fine Seam | Color: Elegant Front Door Paint by Modern Masters | Black Front Door IdeasJill from Sew a Fine Seam built and painted her way to a stunning front door makeover. Updated trim, a new postal box and a fresh color scheme significantly increased her curb appeal. She also loved the fast drying capabilities of Front Door Paint, sharing, “I LOVED this paint. Truly. This paint was way better to use than any latex wall paint I’ve ever used.”

Black Front Door | DIY Beautify uses Modern Masters Front Door Paint in the color Elegant black | Black Front Door Makeover ProjectsCindy from DIY Beautify had a dilemma. “Trying to find the best paint that will stand up to the weather, not knowing how long till it fades and you have to repaint again can keep even the most die-hard DIYer from wanting to paint their door.” When she found Front Door Paint, she was ecstatic! The Elegant black on the front door pairs extremely well with her white trim and red brick exterior, don’t you think? Visit her blog for all her front door redo details.

Front Door Transformation with Modern Masters Front Door Paint | Color: Elegant | Black Front Door Ideas and Inspiration | Cafe BlogUsing the color black for a front door | Golden Boys & Me Project using Modern Masters Front Door PaintFor a cohesive exterior facade, Courtney from Golden Boys & Me paired her Elegant black front door with black shutters for a beautiful dose of drama against a light, buttery yellow.

Classic and Timeless Black Front Door | Project by Crafty Texas Girls | Front Door Paint Ideas Samantha from Crafty Texas Girls loved Front Door Paint’s satin finish and attributes. “Rich, shiny front door paint makes such a difference and improves curb appeal! Modern Masters is especially easy to work with because it dries quickly, so you can paint and close your door on the same day.” Samantha carefully chose fixtures, decor accents and landscaping to create a stylish entry.

Two Tone Front Door | Black Front Door with a pop of Red | Modern Masters Front Door Paint in color Elegant black and Ambitious red | Project by 11 Magnolia LaneChic black with a pop of color! Amy from 11 Magnolia Lane transformed her front door with both black and red. Using the Elegant black as the main color, she also used our Ambitious red to give an added dose of personality. She explains, “Since I had to be conservative with the paint colors on the outside, I wanted something fun on the inside. It’s just the right bit of the unexpected when you open the door.”

What an incredible first impression each front door makes! If you’d like to see if Elegant black is the color for you, be sure to use our free Front Door Paint app available for both iPhone and Android. Snap a pic of your door and scroll through all 24 Front Door Paint colors to see which ones look best! As for painting, in case your door requires priming, we do recommend using a deep color based primer prior to using Elegant Front Door Paint. No topcoat is needed as the paint is weather and fade resistant. We hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas to enhance your curb appeal and create a welcoming entrance!

Front Door Paint is available at selected Lowe’s and local retailers as well as online via Amazon, HomeDepot.com and the Modern Masters online shop.