I had an accident about a month ago. No, it wasn’t a big deal but it forced me to repaint my front door. Which actually kinda needed it anyway.
Today I am showing you how to paint your front door for a sturdy finish. One that will last through even a nor’easter!
We had a severe rain storm a month ago and since we were not prepared we ended up with this mess on the door.
The culprit was these flowers which I had made into this wreath. When it rained we had not changed out our storm door yet and the water went right through the netting and this was the result.
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What I Used:
The How To:
Right away I knew who to reach out to for my problem. Yes, the ever trusty DecoArt company provided me with this paint. It is called Americana Decor Curb Appeal and it is not just a regular paint. It is made specifically for front doors and shutters!
In fact it is great for wood or metal doors. Or even a mailbox! And rails! I have plenty of those!
It is thicker than regular acrylic paint and it is also water based. Cause you know I have nightmares about those other paints that are oil based and so hard to apply.
And fade resistant so it can take a beating from the sun!
I chose the Salem Grey because when you’ve got a brick house there’s not very much that matches aside from white.
I wiped it down first to get all the excess dirt off. I then went over the indentations and then painted the rest.
It took me about two coats and a little touch up here and there and I was done in two hours, allowing for drying time between the coats. Below is the door after the first coat.
Here is the storm door all ready with the glass insert to protect it. We have since had a nor’easter! And it’s held up beautifully!
I liked the durability of this paint so much, I am actually going to use the rest to paint the indoor doors because mine take a lot of abuse.
It comes in a 16 oz 473 ml bottle which is the perfect size, not too much but not so little that you can’t finish a project. In fact I used less than half the bottle.
I think it is the perfect color for all those flashy bricks! The paint comes in many shades to choose from.
On a sunny day it looks almost like a slate blue!
I guess we can say that the accident was a good thing! It really was time for a paint job and this was the perfect excuse! Now you too know how to paint your front door for a sturdy finish! Sturdy enough to survive a nor’easter!
Do you like my color choice? What other colors go with brick?
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