Painting your front door is a great way to give your home a makeover. As such, it can do a lot to boost your curb appeal. But how do you choose the right front door paint color? And what type of paint is best?
In the following article, we shall provide you with tips on how to freshen up your front door. If your door is looking especially worn, you might consider replacing your exterior doors. An attractive front door can boost the resale value of your home.
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Tips on Front Door Paint
The Best Time to Paint Your Front Door
If your front door is looking worn or the paint is chipped, it might be time to repaint it. This is especially true with colored doors as discrepancies tend to be more noticeable. But what is the best time to actually do the job?
It is best to set aside a decent chunk of time to paint your front door, regardless if it is simply for a touch up or a total makeover. The weekend is usually the best time for front door paint. As for the weather conditions, you will want to find a day with clear and sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. This will be more favorable to you, as well as conducive for paint drying.
Choosing the Right Kind of Paint for Your Front Door
Not only do you have to choose a paint color for your front door, you also need to decide what type of paint will best suit your home. As well, it must be suitable for the type of door, such as fiberglass, wood, aluminum or steel. Your windows company can help give you advice as to what type of paint is right for your front door material.
Most people prefer glossy paints for the doors and trim as this type of paint will help enhance the architectural features of the exterior of your home. As well, they are able to better withstand chipping and peeling as opposed to flat paint.
Do not use an oil based paint if your front door paint is currently a latex based paint and vice versa. In addition, if you are using paint that is latex base, your primer should be the same. The same thing goes for matching oil based primers with oil based paint.
Choosing the Best Paint Color for Your Front Door
Most people tend to simply repaint their front door the same color. However, choosing a different color can really spruce up your home. You should consider the architectural design of your home before choosing a paint color to keep in line with the aesthetic appeal.
If you live in a townhome, apartment building or other type of community in which there are certain restrictions, you should make sure your paint color is within the confounds of said guidelines before painting your front door. Also, you may wish to bring home samples of various paint colors and hold them up in different lighting to see how they will look on your front door.
Some people prefer to choose traditional paint colors such as white, off-white, cream, brown or beige for their front door. You can liven it up a bit with a bold, colorful paint color if you wish to think outside the box. Colors such as red, purple, green, blue or even black can really do a lot to boost the curb appeal of your home.
Contact NorthTech Windows and Doors if you need additional advice on front door paint. Or if you are considering front door replacement. We are happy to give you a free quote for high quality replacement windows and doors.