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Painting  /  July 3, 2021

Improve Curb Appeal With A Freshly Painted Door

Improve Curb Appeal With A Freshly Painted Door

The front door of a home should feel inviting, and it should stand out. Unfortunately, a quick drive around many neighbourhoods will demonstrate the number of people not taking advantage of the potential their home entrance offers. One of the best ways to make your front door pop is to add colour by contracting painting services in Calgary. There are at least seven things you need to know before choosing to paint your door.

1. Purchase the Right Paint

You cannot paint your front door with any paint; it requires weather-resistant paints, like latex exterior paint. Exterior paint will ensure the coverage lasts and does not fade or peel over time. If you have a metal door, you will also want to make sure the paint provides some form of rust protection. Before you apply exterior paint to your door, you will need to use an exterior primer.

You will also need to select the finish for your project. Like indoor paints, exterior paints come in many finishes, including high-gloss, semi-gloss, and matte. A high-gloss paint will bring out most of the details, but it will also highlight all of the flaws. Therefore, it is best to reserve high-gloss finishes to brand new or pristine doors.

2. Pick the Colour Outdoors

When you select a colour for an interior room, do you typically put up swatches in the room, allowing you to review the colour at different times of the day? You will want to do the same thing for your front door. It is crucial to use swatches and look at the paint outside. Colours can take on different hues in a different light, including natural light.

3. Choose Neutral or Classic

The best colour choices for a front door, especially if you are undecided, are neutral tones. Sticking with creams, greys, and whites are timeless. However, you can also choose classic colours like reds and navy blues; these colours are seen as neutrals because of their widespread popularity through the years.

4. Don’t Be Afraid of Colour

You do not have to stick to a neutral or traditional choice. A door is an easy project to get adventurous with because you can change the colour quickly. If you want to see what a hot pink or neon door will look like on your house, go for it. The important thing is that the door is reflective of your personality and style.

5. Complement Your Home’s Exterior and Style

Whatever colour you choose, make sure it fits in with the exterior of your home. Selecting a vibrant and bold colour is great, but it is not worth the risk if it makes the rest of your home look a bit off. 

6. Use Contrasting or Monochromatic Schemes

Do not forget to paint the trim and storm door. Painting the front door is only one way to draw attention to your entryway. Using a monochromatic or contrasting style, you can add another element of interest. If your house is small, it is often best to stick with monochromatic colour choices.

7. Hire a Professional

While painting a front exterior door sounds easy enough, it can be challenging to achieve the finish you want. Both metal and wooden exterior doors can require a bit of preparation before they are ready to accept a coat of paint. Hiring a professional will ensure a smooth and durable finish no matter the primary material.

Do you want to add some personality and interest to the front of your home? If so, contact a professional painter through Handyman Connection to explore the possibilities. Together, you can come up with colour choices that suit your personality and home.

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