Make a great first impression and greet your visitors with a statement front door. Learn everything you need to know about getting your front door prepped, primed and painted for the warmest of welcomes.
For exterior paint jobs, it’s important to choose a durable, non-yellowing, water-based enamel paint so it can withstand the elements. This is why is a great choice for front doors as it’s also fast drying and easily washes up in water, making it the perfect product for a weekend DIY project.
Next, you will need to choose a sheen level that suits your home. The higher the sheen, the higher the shine.
One of the most important things to consider for your front door is colour. Whilst some people blend their colour into the overall exterior scheme, others will choose a colour that adds some personality to the home.
By choosing a colour that best reflects your personality it gives people an idea of the theme inside your home and the mood you wish to create. Don’t be afraid to experiment with bright colours as they can add a bold contrast to neutral exteriors like concrete renders or brown bricks.
Choose your sheen level, colour and tint of Dulux Aquanamel®.
Lay down a drop sheet, mask off edges with painter’s tape and cover any glass with paper.
If you’re painting over existing paint, sand your surface thoroughly and wipe it down to remove any dust.
If you’re painting onto a bare or repaired surface, or over a darker colour, a coat of primer is needed. Apply one coat of Dulux 1Step® Prep and leave to dry for two hours.
Apply the first coat in your chosen colour and allow it to dry for two hours before applying the second coat.
Once the job is complete, consider any other areas which could do with a spruce up and improve your home’s street appeal.
Get your front door looking its best and see how you can use colour to refresh your front door four different ways with our helpful how-to guide.