We moved into this adorable house 2 years ago.
There is nothing wrong with it. The front door just didn’t pop. I use to hate HATE HATE painting cabinets and doors but ever since we started using General Finishes acrylic based milk paint, I have a completely different opinion. Plus the paint is indoor/outdoor paint!
Of course, Brandt and I did not agree on the colors. I tried a few more and just wasn’t thrilled with any of them. I wanted it to “pop” from the street and there are too many red and yellow doors on the street.
Then, I decided to go with Patina Green from General Finishes and to glaze on top of it.
I gathered my supplies for the paint.
The floetrol was used to reduce paint strokes. However, with General Finishes there are almost NO brush strokes but I am so anal about doors having brush strokes. Turns out I only used a few drops and didn’t use it at all on the second coat.
So I taped all the glass and the handles off and got to work. I didn’t sand the existing paint….i just wiped the door down.
process of painting front door…
I used a brush around the handles and in all the insets but used a 4″ foam roller on most of the door so there would be no streaks. The paint takes about 30 minutes to dry. I did a second coat and it was DONE!
The transformation is amazing!!!!
Now it just needs to be sealed with Modern Masters Supreme!
Pop of Color
It pops now!
I haven’t even glazed it yet and I love it!!!! Should I or shouldn’t I??? What do you think??