#Dreamsforsale – Coloured Door

“We loved our beautiful coloured door that greeted us every time we came home”

sellers of 21839 80 Ave

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A coloured door can brighten up a home’s curb appeal quickly and is an easy way to transform a home from plain to one of a kind. The typical door colours of white or brown are nice enough but can’t quite compare to the beauty that a pop of colour such as red or in this gorgeous home’s case, purple provides. This pop of colour can be achieved fairly easily as a weekend do-it yourself painting project – here is a basic how-to for painting your front door, courtesy of diynetwork.com

1. Choose the New Paint Colour. Choosing a new colour for your home’s front door can be overwhelming whether you’re going for a fresh coat of neutral or taking the plunge with a high-contrast hue. Tape a few swatches to your door. The colors will appear quite different outdoors than they do inside your home.Consider the other colours in your home and its surroundings.

2.. Remove the hardware and prep the door. It’s easier to achieve a professional-looking finish if you take the time to remove the locks and knobs. You can tape them off and paint around them, but it’s not the best approach. If you’re considering new hardware, now is the time to get it. Clean the door and use a palm sander to roughen the flat surfaces of existing paint . This will help give the primer a better surface to adhere to. You may have to hand sand in the crevices and around the trim .Wipe the entire door clean with a dry rag to remove dust .

3. Apply Primer. Depending on the final color, you may want to get the primer tinted. By doing so, you’ll probably need fewer coats of paint. When the primer has dried, run the sandpaper lightly over the surface to level out any irregularities in the primed finish. Use the rag to clean off the sanding dust.

4. Paint Edges and Details. Begin by brushing inset or trim details by hand with a paintbrush so that you can lay an even base coat. Use the brush to feather out the edges of the paint so that there are no drips.

5. Roll Paint on Flat Surfaces. Use a small 6” roller with a low-nap texture (or a high-density foam roller) to apply a smooth, consistent paint application across all of the flat surfaces, including the edges of the door. 

6. Use Brush for a Hand Painted Finish. Low-nap and foam rollers are ideal because they leave minimal stippling on the surface. But to achieve a really nice finish, use a paintbrush to lightly brush over the final coat of paint while it’s still wet to level out roller marks and leave a smooth “hand-painted” texture.

7. Reattach Door Hardware and Handles. When the paint has had a full day to dry and cure, reattach the locks and knobs.

Final step – enjoy the beauty of your newly painted front door! 

This dream can be yours too ! Click HERE to view this beautiful listing and call Melody Wilson today at 780-945-7821 to view this home. 

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