Yesterday I had a little break down. My wall was pink, my door was green and it felt like an Easter basket that went wrong. It looked good, but totally wasn’t me. I’ve always wanted a sage front door, as growing up In my childhood home, my mom had painted our door a gorgeous sage colour.
Glen went to the paint store and got two colours; dark grey for the door and a sage for the kids dresser. BUT, when he brought the paints home, they looked nothing like the paint chips. Luckily, I decided to mix both colours and it came out as this really pretty sage colour.
I mixed 1/4 Cordite and 3/4ths Growing Seasons to get this really pretty soft sage colour. Both are from Behr found at Home Depot. I used the all-in-one primer.
I decided to paint our front door sage and I couldn’t be more in love with the finished product! I wasn’t happy with the pink wall right next to the green door and one of them had to go.
The door totally won out and I’ve reverted my pretty pink board and batten wall back to white. Duh duhhhhh… Instagram land will now hate me ( it was a hit )
At 11:02 PM I knnnnew that I had to paint the pink wall back to white and I had to do it right then. ( Insert eye roll ) So it’s now 12:56 and the first coat is drying and I’m writing this blog with an iced water, property brothers on the TV and cheese rice crips!
I wanted to share some tips on painting a door as many don’t know the basics of painting.
How To Paint A Front Door
- Start painting the squares with a brush first.
This diagram from Sherwin Williams is super helpful. I use a paint brush to pain A and B. Then I go over C, D and E with a roller. Once B is dry, I will also roll that area, which brings me into my next tip…
2. Use a good quality brush and microfiber roller on your door. If you want a store bought finish ( like you bought it that way ) you want to roll the majority of the door so you can’t see any brush strokes.
3. Long strokes and rolls in one direction. I like to roll vertically for my first coat and for my second coat I roll horizontally.
4. Don’t use too little but also don’t use too much paint. If you use too little paint, you will be able to see roll strokes. But if you use too much, it could dry globby and you might get splatters on your surfaces.
5. Take off your hardware. You can try tapping around it – but I’ve literally never had luck doing it this way. I always get the most professional look by removing the hardware.
6. Let it completely dry between coats. I wait at least 2 hours.
Those are my simple tips on how to paint your front door. As for our home, there was a smoker that resided in this home for years, so all the paint in this home leaks smoke and turns yellow. The white front door wasn’t an exception and needed to be painted.
Our sage front door brings me so much joy as I woke up with my morning coffee and I urge you, if you need to paint your door, don’t be nervous, it’s just paint!
Also, I’ve added links to almost everything in our entrance
On the weekend we will be working on a DIY “built in” bench for the other side of our entrance and I cannot wait.