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The first project we tackled in the #garagemakeover was to paint all the walls and ceiling. Doing so left this interior door looking a little less than its original white and in need of a fresh coat of paint.
Previously, I've used another brand of door paint with mixed results, so I wanted to try the DecoArt Curb Appeal brand to see how it compared. We are all about the purple and blue, so this Vineyard Purple color was the perfect choice for my garage!
The plan was to paint the trim in a mix of the purple and a bright tin metallic color, paint the door with the purple, and use a fun stencil in the tin color for a little whimsical touch. After painting, we changed out the door handle and added a keyless entry pad for convenience.
Now for some whimsey! We stenciled this "hello" stencil, also from DecoArt, with the metallic tin paint. I'm using a pouncer to apply the paint. It only takes a tiny amount of paint to do this. Tip: take time to wash the stencil right after painting so it's nice and clean for the next time. A little soap and water did the trick.
We really love the improved look and functionality of this door. The color is perfect! The new handle is much easier to use and we no longer have to keep up with a key to this door, plus the oil rubbed bronze color really elevates the look of the door.
As I said in the introduction, this is the second specific front door paint I've tried. Coverage is excellent and brushstrokes disappear. Also, I needed to do a portion and then stop and come back. I was happy to see that the new area flowed seamlessly with the previously dried area. That is a real plus.
Now, the thing I'll be looking to see is how the paint holds up. Unfortunately, the other brand I used on my front door is peeling with no end in sight. This DecoArt Curb Appeal paint may be appearing on my front door in the near future!
By the way, I read someplace that black front doors are popular. Personally, I have a red door so I don't get the appeal of ones that are painted black. What do you think? What color front door do you have? Do you want to change the color?
Big thanks to Home Depot and DecoArt for providing the product we used in this project!
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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