Summer has flown by and with it went all the time and plans that I had for summer projects. Finally, I managed to at least get the front door repainted. The door was in good shape, but I wasn't fond of the color. Just wanted something more fun and wanted it to match the blue accent color I picked for the house. So, I went from this......
flower pot tower. The paint color is from Walmart and it is called Deep Heliotrope. It looks like it is a bright royal blue when the sunlight is on it, but when it is in the shade it is more of a darker true blue. Sometimes it even looks a little purple. Much more fun than the dark green door. Along with the paint job for the door, I freshened up the house number and the porch light with a coat of spray-paint.
- Remove whatever you can and lay it out on newspaper, cardboard, or something that you can spray paint on. I was able to take the house numbers off and the top part of the light fixture.
- Clean off the dirt and cobwebs.
- Tape off anything that you don't want painted. In my case, I taped off around the light fixture and then taped sheets of newspaper around it so that I wouldn't spray paint the windows or siding.
- Give everything a coat or two of spray paint. I used Krylon Fussion in a dark grey metal hammered finish.
- Let it dry completely and then put everything back together.
This small project was pretty quick and I was able to do it while letting coats of paint dry on the door. Speaking of the door, here is how that was done.
- Clean the door.
- Fill any dents or cracks. I used an outdoor caulking to seal around the frame of the window because there were some cracks in it.
- Tape off everything that you don't want painted. The proper way to paint a door would be to remove it and all the hardware. I am too lazy for all that. So, I just taped off what I didn't want painted.
- You may want to lightly sand the door so that the paint adheres to it really well. (I didn't do this, we will see if that was a smart step to skip or not.)
- Apply a layer of outdoor paint primer and let it dry completely.
- Apply a coat or two of an outdoor paint. I used a flat finish paint cause that I what I had on hand, but a semi gloss finish is really nice and easier to clean. When painting a door it is important to paint it correctly to avoid streaks or drips. Here is a graphic that I saw on Pinterest that was super helpful.