How to paint a door with ScotchBlue

How to paint a door with ScotchBlue

We have a super fun project to share with you guys today. One that applies to basically everyone, no matter your style, taste or even skill level! Today we’re sharing how to paint (or repaint!) a door.12- After 1We are painting the exterior of Savannah’s front entry door of her house today. She’s in a rental so we knew we would just be able to do cosmetic updates to the outside. In a perfect world, Savannah would love to add another window to the left side of the house and change the roofline but those are pretty big changes! ha! Next house. 😉 The plan was to paint the door, some other paint updates (the step under the door, repaint the foundation, facia and door casing), add shutters, a window box and some plants and flowers.
1- Before

The front door was replaced a few months ago. It came primed but not painted and she waited and waited until she decided on the perfect color to paint it.  She finally decided she wanted a deep, rich navy so we got to work!

2- Supplies

Supplies to paint a door:

3- Cleaning the SurfaceStep 1: First, clean and prepare your door. Make sure your door is clear of any dust, lint, dirt, wax etc. Using an all-purpose cleaner and a cleaning cloth to scrub any dirt off of your door. Allow to dry before the next step. Cleaning your door well will ensure the most crisp paint lines and a smooth and durable finish on your front door.

4- Apply the tape

5- Smooth the tape

6- Tape around door hardwareStep 2: Once your surface is completely clean, apply ScotchBlue PLATINUM Painter’s Tape on windows, glass, door knobs, deadbolt locks, etc. Basically over anything you do not want painted. Take care to apply it straight and use a putty knife to smooth and add pressure to the tape to ensure a tight seal for the paint. For tricky angles, ScotchBlue PLATINUM Painter’s Tape tears at perfect 90 degree angles. This was especially helpful around the window. 7- 90 Degree tears

Step 3: Start painting your door by painting the details of the door first. We painted the decorative areas and the window casing first.

8- Paint in details of the door first 9- Paint the rest of the door

Step 4: Paint the rest of the door. We used both a paintbrush and a roller and did 2-3 coats of paint. The brush gave a bit better coverage but the roller helped provide a really smooth looking finish without brush strokes.

10- After painted remove tape

Step 5: Carefully remove the ScotchBlue PLATINUM Painter’s Tape at a 45 degree angle while paint is still tacky.

Step 6: Allow to dry. While the door dried, we also painted the door casing and the step beneath the door.

12- After 1

13- After 2 14- After 3The faux boxwood wreath was hung with a command hook directly on the glass and we love the color and freshness it adds. The shutters, window box, plants and flowers are all new and totally change the look and add to the curb appeal of the house! We love how it turned out!15- After 4

16- After 5

17- After 7

We are excited to be 3M-sponsored bloggers. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by us for How to paint a door with ScotchBlue.
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  • Reply
    Handyman Hackney
    June 14, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Congratulations, you did a professional work here! The color you’ve chosen is also outstanding!

  • Reply
    Lois Black
    June 15, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Great job! Make a huge difference!!!

  • Reply
    Whitney Shortt
    June 18, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Love the blue with the black! We just painted our front door a vibrant blue recently and I’m hoping to paint the trim and storm door black if I can convince the hubs!

  • Reply
    Sandy Lasey
    July 5, 2016 at 8:29 am

    What color and brand of paint is this door?

  • Reply
    July 13, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Love the updated look!!! Could you please share the paint brand/color that was used? It’s exactly the shade of blue I’m looking for!

  • Reply
    July 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I love this update, can you share the door color ? Thanks !!!

  • Reply
    July 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Beautiful, can you share the color you used for the door ? Thanks !!!

  • Reply
    July 19, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Any suggestions for a front door with an oval window.

  • Reply
    July 19, 2016 at 9:57 am

    What color blue did you use for your door? Thanks!

  • Reply
    July 25, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    What happens if your front door is in direct light most of the day? How long did you let it dry between coats?

    • Reply
      Mallory & Savannah
      August 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Hi! You’ll want to read your paint can for instructions on dry time. We waited about an hour using Modern Master’s front door paint. 🙂

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