Follow these steps for painting an exterior door to increase curb appeal and update your home inexpensively.
Sometimes, all you need to do is complete a small, inexpensive update to fall in love with your home all over again. By painting an exterior door a vibrant color, you get the most bang for your buck and it's easily changed for future updates or owners.
High-density foam mini rollers and brushes
1 quart adhesion primer
1 quart satin or semigloss exterior paint (Valspar's Sassy Green is pictured)
1. Remove the door and place on sawhorses outside or in a well-ventilated area. Tip: Allowing your door to properly dry between coats may mean letting it dry overnight. Screw a piece of cut-to-size plywood into existing hardware holes to cover the door opening if necessary.)
2. Remove the hardware and hinges (photo 1). Cover any glass accents or windows with painter's tape (photo 2). Clean the door by scrubbing the surface with a wet sponge (photo 3), then lightly sand the surface.
3. Apply adhesion primer to the door using a foam roller (photo 4). Use a foam brush to paint any raised or depressed panels (photo 5). Let dry. Using the same technique, apply paint, starting at the center and ending with the sides (photo 6). Let dry. Apply a second coat for a flawless finish.
4. Hang the door and reattach hardware.
Now, we wanna concentrate on building the steps that will take you from this level down to this level. Greg is gonna help us out today. Now, I tell you building steps used to be a very intimidating thing, but now, with the precut step stringers like this, it's made a lot easier. With again by measuring the width of the opening and cutting the tread to 2 x 4 to serves as an anchor for the steps. We drill through it and into the bricks so that we can attach it with masonry screws. On each end, we now wanted the stringers. We cut an inch and a half of the top of the remaining 3 stringers and toenail them into the 2 x 4 at 16-inch intervals, a 1 x 8 nail across the front. Hold it altogether so that we can again put on the treads, in this case, 5/4 x 6-inch deck boards butted up against each other and overhanging the ends slightly. The risers are cut from the 1 x 8 stock to cover the remaining vertical openings, and our stairs are done. Oh, our steps just turned out perfect and I'm glad that we made them as wide as we did the full width of the double doors, and instead of just 3 footsteps, I can see so many times. This looks better plus a little bit of extra CD, and might be a perfect place for a few pot of plants after the patio is all complete.