How to Paint Your Front Door

Embrace one of Louisville's hottest trends in curb appeal!

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Yellow front door

Make your door stand out with a splash of your favorite color!

Beautiful, colorful doors – you’ve probably been seen more and more of this growing trend. It’s an easy and creative way to increase your curb appeal for potential buyers or make your beloved home even more personalized to your style. A quick splash of color on your door will make your house stand out in the neighborhood!

Here are some quick tips on how to take your door from boring to brilliant!

  1. Remove the hardware – Take off all knobs, locks, knockers, etc. from the door. Shine them up or use this chance to replace them with new models that will complement your color of choice.
  2. Cover up permanent fixtures – Use painter’s tape around accessories that can’t be removed, like peepholes.
  3. Prep the surface – Use a sanding block with a fine grain to prepare the surface for a new coat of paint.
  4. Remove the dust – Clean the surface well with a rag to remove all extra dust.
  5. Paint! – After putting down a drop cloth, use your favorite color of an exterior-grade combined paint-and-primer. Keep the door slightly open as you paint so you can cover all the edges. Repeat if necessary.
  6. Replace the hardware – Add the knobs, knockers, and other hardware back to the dried door.
  7. Assess the trim – After you see your color on the door, you might want to paint the trim a complimentary color.
  8. Add accents – Using your newly improved door color for inspiration, consider what flowers, welcome mats, or other details might make your doorway a welcoming haven of home!

If you’re looking to buy a home in the Louisville area, contact an agent today about how we might be able to help you find the next doorway of your dreams!


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