Jan 20 2020

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Home depot paint colors-Camila Pavone of the Effortless Style blog shows us how to paint a door in an easy front door makeover. As you'll see, the results are quite striking.

How to Paint a Door for Great Curb Appeal

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In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Your front door might be the most important element in creating great curb appeal for your home. Painting the door in bright new color is an easy and inexpensive way to brighten up the look of your home. That’s exactly what Camila from the Effortless Style blog had in mind in her Style Challenge. Here, she shows us exactly how to paint a door, and how to replace the trim on the door. As you’ll see, the results of her easy front door makeover are quite striking.

Imagine my excitement when I opened an email from Home Depot asking me to participate in their Style Challenge that was focusing on outdoor paint. I knew right away that I wanted to take up that challenge. You see, a couple of years ago I painted our front door black, and since we get a lot of direct sunlight, the moulding on the door started to crack and pop off due to the heat.

Here’s what the house looked like before painting the door:

The damage to the door was pretty noticeable:

We were originally going to get a brand new front door, but that meant a lot of labor and hiring someone to do special woodwork on the trim. So that plan quickly went out the window. We then realized we could work with what we had. We ordered a new window insert and picked up new wood to replace the trim.

We had to start by removing all the old trim and sanding the door:

Then, we primed the door with Kilz and got to work cutting new trim pieces and adhering them on the door with Liquid Nails.

Once that was done we were able to get work painting with Behr Marquee. That’s a new line from Behr that offers exceptional resistance to dirt and fading, which is a must for an exterior door.

We started painting with a brush for the first coat, but then decided to remove the door from its hinges and spray it with our air compressor with paint sprayer attachment. We got a nice brush-free coat in a matter of minutes. [Note: You can buy an air compressor at The Home Depot, but don’t forget that you can also rent one. Check with a Home Depot store rental desk for details.]

Here is door after painting:

Here’s a close up of the paint job and my pretty elephant door knocker:


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