Does your curb appeal need a little pick-me-up? Painting your front door is a quick and easy way to put a little pizzazz back into your exterior. It’s so much easier than planting all of those new bushes you’ve been thinking about.
I’ve got you! It’s a quick and easy project that won’t even take you half a day!
After you’ve picked the perfect color and collected your supplies, you’re ready to start your project!
Supplies You’ll Need:
8 oz. Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint
8 oz. Gator Hide topcoat
Blue Sponge (for topcoat)
Sponge (for white lightning)
Step 1: Dissolve the White Lightning in 1 gal of warm or hot water. Use a sponge to thoroughly clean the door. After the door is cleaned with White Lightning, rinse the door with clean, plain water. Make sure the door is dry.
Step 2: Tape any area you don’t want to get any paint on. Apply 1 thin coat of paint. Let it dry.
Bonus Tip: Use the sanding pad between coats of paint. Lightly go over the door with the sanding pad to get a smooth even finish.
Step 3: Paint another thin coat of paint. Let it dry.
Bonus tip: If it’s warm out and your brush is dragging you can mist your brush with water.
Here's a quick video of me putting on the second coat of paint!
Step 4: Stir the Gator Hide well. Take the dry blue sponge and dip the edge into the Gator Hide. Apply one THIN coat of Gator Hide, try not to go over the same spot. Let it dry. Add 1-2 more coats of Gator Hide. Use the scrubby soap to clean your brush.
You did an awesome job! Now take a picture and share it with us on our Facebook Page!!
If you need a little more help, check out our Facebook Page for more videos of me painting my front door!
Thank you for hanging out with me for a few minutes! If you have any questions please let me know! Just comment below! Happy Painting!
Hey friend! I'm so glad you're here! My name is Deb, I own the shop of my dreams, have a wonderful family, and teach 3rd grade. My favorite thing to do is create and paint! Follow along with me as I refurbish furniture and get crafty!