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Painting your front door is one of the quickest, simplest, and most economical ways to truly remodel your house. All you need is a couple of days to do the job. If your painting skills aren’t that great, contact a company that specializes in home painting in Rochester, NY to do it for you.
Before you apply a quart of your favorite paint shade, check to make sure you’re prepared. A lot of successful front door paint jobs are due to good prep work. Read on for some tips to paint your front door.
Take Your Time…Oh and Pick the Right Color
Take your time picking the right shade you’re about to use on your front door. Be sure to think about how the color works with the light at various times of the day. This is also the time to choose your finish.
Set a Good Time
It doesn’t matter if you prop it open or take it off, you want to paint your front door on a good weather day so it can accurately dry and your home is comfortable. Fall and spring are best. You want to make sure it is a rainy day. A sweltering day is also a no-no. Too much sun will make the paint blister.
Get Your Door Ready
If you have the tools, space, and patience, remove your door from the hinges and put it flat on sawhorse or table. You can paint your front door while it is still intact. You want to make sure to cover the hinges and other parts in painters’ tape. If you want to, you can take off the knob and other unpaintable parts.
Lying it flat stops the paint from running and dripping. After painting, you should prime, clean, and sand the door. This guarantees you get the real color and no dust clumps.
Always wait until every layer dries before applying another one. Make sure not to close the door until it’s dry. We recommend you begin the project in the a.m. so that you can close your door at night. If you close your door before it is totally dry, your door will get stuck, and all that work is wrecked. If you're not sure where to start, call Rochester Painting and we'll get you started.
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