Cory went fishing again 🎣….. so you know the drill. I got a can of black paint 🖤 🎨 Just call me Bob Villa 🔨
Truth – He didn’t even notice right away. I guess that’s a good thing?
Thanks for sharing the perfect black door paint @hartman_haus.
Today I’m spilling all the tea: tips + tricks along with all our front porch items: lighting + keyless entry + planters – you name it.
Here’s the before. Not terrible at all. I have just always wanted a black door.
All tapped up and 1 coat of paint
Isn’t it wild the difference a little paint + some elbow grease can make? I’m not going to lie, I stand out front and stare at it. I’m so in love!
Here are ALL THE THINGS you see on our front porch.
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Here’s what you’ll need:
- Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black paint in Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel (it’s $100 for a gallon. I hardly put a dent in the gallon. I could have gotten away with a quart)
- Painters Tape
- Drop Cloth
- 4” Paint Roller
- Shortcut Angle Sash Paintbrush
- Step Stool
Here’s what you’ll do:
- Start with a clean door. I used a broom to knock off all of the dirt and cobwebs. Then I washed it with a wet rag. Once the door is dry, it’s ready to be painted.
- Now for the most time consuming part – taping. Using painters tape, tape all around the door edges. Then the handle + lock. The window. And take your time. You’ll have less touch ups when your done.
- Lay a drop cloth under the door and tape it down to the floor.
- Now it’s time to paint. Start with all the recessed areas first. Using the angle paintbrush, paint around any raised areas + around handle + lock + window.
- Using the roller, paint the remainder of the door.
- Allow to fully dry.
- Then repeat steps 4 + 5.
- My door took 3 coats of paint.
- Remember – you’ll need to leave your door open for hours!
In between paint coats on the door – I tapped + painted the shutters + mailbox to match. The shutters took two coats of paint and way much easier.
You can find each item from this post by clicking on the images below……
(remember you use the arrow to the right to scroll though all the images)
I hope this inspires you to grab a can of paint and make something beautiful. Because, if I can do it – so can you! 🙂