Hi Everyone! The decision to paint the stained front door was a long one. I know… hashtag blogger problems. But, if the front door doesn’t look good it’s a thankless sweat equity project to return it to a stained finish. And, my family has a theory that every time I paint something it ends up in the Goodwill corner. But you know how it is with projects; the more you focus on what could be…
How to Paint a Stained Front Door
What’s on your list of to-do projects this month? At our house, the decision to paint the stained front door was a long, agonizing decision. I know… hashtag blogger problems. The difficult decision was based on the fact that if the change from a stained paint door to a one with paint was one that was not easily undone.
I made the decision not to remove the door from the door’s hinges. With my erratic schedule, it did not make sense to remove the door from the hinges leaving the entrance open to bugs and other Colorado critters.
So I started in steps and painted the sidelights first. At this point, I could see the transformation from the oak stain to a bright white to match the adjacent closet door.
New hardware to match the closet door hardware finished the look. If you take a close look at the front door you can see we missed a few hinges when we updated the door hardware around the house. Painting the interior side of the stained front door made the space brighter.
Look at the before and after side by side photo. It made a huge difference in a matter of hours and a 1/2 gallon of paint.