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A {Much-Needed} Front Door Makeover

This post was created in partnership with Sherwin-Williams. All photos and opinions are my own.

In celebration of National Painting Week, I’ve partnered with Sherwin-Williams to bring you a fun project that I’m super excited about. When we moved into our current home a few years ago, the first thing I noticed was the faded front door. The green paint looked dull, and definitely not what I would consider inviting. My first thought was to paint it a fresh and vibrant color to liven up our front entrance. Unfortunately, we live in a development that requires everyone to adhere to the same color scheme, so my plan for the front door took a back seat.

Here’s what the front door looked like before:
front-door-before

I didn’t want to spend another summer with the same faded front door. In order to match our current paint color, we used the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® phone app. One of my favorite features is how the app can color match the paint colors in a photo. This helped us narrow down our color choices before heading to our local Sherwin-Williams store to select the paint.
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Materials:

1 gallon of Hunt Club (SW 6468) Emerald® Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint in a Semi-Gloss sheen
1 Purdy Marathon Roller Cover 3/8″ nap
1 Purdy Nylon Stiff Brush 1.5″
1 Plastic Roller Tray 9″
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We selected a beautiful rich color called Hunt Club (SW 6468), which was the closest match to the previous paint color we had.
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Steps:

1. Since our door was already painted with latex paint, we didn’t need to do any heavy sanding or priming. We also don’t have any hardware on the door besides the doorknob, so we decided to keep it on the door and simply cover it.

2. Next, we wiped down the door with a damp rag to get rid of the debris and dirt.
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3. We also lightly sanded the door with a sanding sheet to roughen up the surface. This step helps the new paint adhere better.
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4. We started by painting with Emerald® Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint in Hunt Club (SW 6468, semi-gloss) along the trim and door panels.
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5. Next, we used a roller to apply a coat of paint on the edges and flat surfaces of the door. Since the new paint color was very similar to the previous one, we only needed one coat of paint to do the job.
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The door looks a lot brighter, and the entryway looks vibrant and welcoming. Although I would have loved to test out some fun colors, I’m pleased with the end result, and I look forward to sprucing up the space this summer.
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How will you celebrate National Painting Week? I’d love to hear from you!

Want more color inspiration? Check out NationalPaintingWeek.com to see how other bloggers are celebrating with fun home projects!

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Heather

Monday 23rd of May 2016

I could really celebrate painting week by painting every single surface in my home - it all needs to be redone. Love the color you chose for your door. I really would love a red door one of these days!

Natalia

Monday 23rd of May 2016

I love home makeovers and just painting that made such a HUGE difference! What a gorgeous color.

laura londergan

Monday 23rd of May 2016

wow I am really loving that color that you chose. I repainted my front door too a couple of years ago & loved doing it as it was a nice change. I am already wanting to do it again though as it's so fun. lol

Kiwi

Sunday 22nd of May 2016

Wow that color made your front door pop! Its amazing what a pop of color can do to a home!

Debra

Sunday 22nd of May 2016

Oh my word! I love the new color. I know it sounds kind of impossible, but we don't really have a front door. I have always wanted a colored front door that pops!