How to paint your front door

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How to paint your front door

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Make an entrance every darn day of the week by painting your front door a bold, enticing colour. You’ll be the envy of all your neighbours! Here’s how to make an impact:

Tools and materials

Black door handles

Door

Drop sheet

Paint (colour: Taubmans Mermaid Tail)

Paint brush

Paint roller and tray

Paint stirrer

Painter’s tape

Paint tin opener

Phillips head screwdriver

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1. Choose a paint colour for your entry door

There are literally THOUSANDS of options, all displayed at your local Bunnings store. Haven’t got a clue where to start? Take a photo of the colour of your home, then show it to one of our friendly team members – they’ll be more than happy to point you in the right direction and offer advice about what might be best for your front door.

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2. Prepare your painting area

Grab some masking tape or painter’s tape and mask up any areas you don’t want to get paint on. Make sure you stick your tape down really well around your door handle – you don’t want any paint to bleed onto it. While you’re prepping your front door, pop a drop sheet down too to catch the drips.

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3. Mix your paint

We’re using Taubmans ‘Mermaid Tail’, which is a lovely fresh, green colour – it will work perfectly with the grey tones of our house. Grab a paint stirrer and stir your paint tin for a few minutes, then pour into your paint tray.

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4. Apply paint to the door

Start by ‘cutting in’ on the fiddly bits, using your paint brush. Once you’ve done this you can use a paint roller for the surface of the door. You may want to consider giving your door several coats – just wait for it to dry between applications.

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5. Unpeel your masking tape

Take off all your masking tape carefully – and you’re done! Let your door paint dry completely. If you’re replacing your door handle, now’s a good time to do that.

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6. Knock, knock

How great does your new door look? Trust us – you’ll be the envy of everyone on your street. 

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Check out the full episode from Make It Yours season one for more front yard inspiration with Dale Vine.

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