Okay, I glazed the front door with a “mocha” glaze by Valspar and it turned out great! The glaze actually made some of the blue paint come off when I rubbed the glaze off with a cloth and it looked pretty cool so I intentionally rubbed some of the paint off to let the red paint show through.
Now I just have to let it dry completely, it is still a little tacky after 4 hours so I’ll just have to keep the door slightly open until it cures. Again, the color in the photo is not exactly the actual color, the blue is a little greener but you can see the results of the technique…
This is the first coat of Caribbean Splash from Olympic paint. First I removed the door handle, the deadbolt lock, and the kickplate. It kind of looks good with the old red color showing through! I considered leaving it this way but decided to put on a second coat.
This picture (above) is closer to the actual color of the paint, blue is hard to photograph. The second coat makes the door look brighter, maybe a little too bright. I decide to buy some flowers and pots and decorate before I decide if I like it or not. My neighbors George and Ken are obviously dubious about the color but they are more the traditional type : ) My husband Steve is on the fence about it and so am I.
I am going to put a glaze over the door today to darken it up a bit, I wish the photo would show the true color!
I am going to paint my front door today! I finished all the prep work yesterday and bought the paint, which is a dark turquoise color, and I am removing the hardware right now. It has been red for about 10 years now and I saw some beautiful aqua blue pots at Lowe’s and it inspired me to go ahead and paint the door to match the pots. I told you I have ADD!
This great tutorial from the DIY network is very helpful, I have always left the door on the hinges while painting but it is so easy to take it down. That makes it a lot easier to paint and keeps it from hitting the door frame before the paint dries.