How to Paint Front Door without Removing It

The Thrifty Apartment

The front door of your home is the first thing visitors see, so it’s important to keep it looking its best. However, the paint on your door can fade, chip, or peel over time. So, if you’re looking for a simple way to spruce up your home’s exterior, here's the easiest way to paint to paint your front door.

Materials & Supplies Needed

– Exterior door paint – Recommended all-in-one paint and primer called Behr – Fireglow – Paint brush and Paint Roller – Paint tray – Painter’s tape – Sandpaper or sanding sponge – Paint primer (if your paint does not include primer)

Choose a high-quality front door paint color specifically designed for exterior doors.

Prep the Door

Clean the Door and Cover its  handles, hinges, and any windows or decorative elements on the door with painter’s tape. Cover the ground with a drop cloth or an old sheet to catch any paint drips or spills.

Sand the Door 

Use fine-grit sandpaper to sand down the old paint on the door’s surface lightly.  Remove any loose or peeling paint by lightly sanding the surface.  This will create a rough texture to help the primer and paint adhere better.

Apply the Primer

Apply a coat of primer to the door using a paint brush or small foam roller.  Primer helps the paint adhere to the surface and provides a smooth base for the paint to go on.

Paint the Door

Use a paintbrush or roller to apply the first coat of paint in thin, even coats. Let it dry, and then apply a second coat of paint.

28 Budget Friendly Front Yard Ideas for Stunning Curb Appeal

Article you might like

The Thrifty Apartment