Before & After |
I made the decision to paint the garage entry door black when I noticed the appearance of this particular door. The garage entry door was the gateway door into the house. It is the first and last door we all walk through everyday. And, it was filthy. The white paint showed every mark, fingerprint and smudge lodged in the door’s wood grain. It was an easy decision to paint the doors black when this door greets us every day.
I had a great feeling about the pending change. I tackled this project while the kids were at school so I had time to prep, paint and wait for the paint to dry.
On a whim I grabbed the black paint from the front door project and got to work. I wiped the door down. I didn’t remove the hardware, but I unscrewed it to loosen it from the wood door. This way I could get around the edges of the door handle.
The results were instant! This is the door that started my quest to paint the doors black. It wasn’t long before I switched out the builder grade brassy door hardware for hardware more worthy of such a pretty door.
1. Prime all doors. You won’t regret this step. I bought the 5 gallon primer at the Depot.
2. Take the time to remove the door hardware ( I didn’t remove the hinges because the hinges match the black paint)
3. I used BEHR BELUGA in semi-gloss finish. I love this color! Plan on at least two coats.
4. Keep the paint handy. I was surprised by how many spots I missed.
5. It’s only paint! Go for it!
I love the transformation of my doors. I didn’t paint all of them, but I painted several. If you are thinking about it… go for it! If you hate the look.. it’s only paint! I am thrilled with the results. Painting my doors black was a thrify, instant transformation. #noregrets