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.)
3. Clean the door by scrubbing the surface with a wet sponge (right), then lightly sand the surface.
5. Using the same technique, apply paint, starting at the center and ending with the sides (right). Let dry. Apply a second coat for a flawless finish.
6. Hang the door and reattach hardware.