What kind of paint do you use on a front door?
Go for a semi-gloss finish, which is as durable as it is attractive. Exterior paints are sold in flat/matte, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and gloss sheens, in order of the lowest to the highest luster. Semi-gloss is ideal for front doors, as it’s more wear- and stain-resistant than flatter sheens.
Can you just paint a wooden door?
If you have a brand new bare wood door, you will need to treat it with a wood primer before painting. For best results, a door needs to be painted in a certain order. Start with the edges, then move on to the mouldings and panels, using the edge of the brush for the recesses.
Should I paint my wooden front door?
We’re glad you asked! A well-painted front door looks fantastic, offers strong surface protection and value, and it can be completed at a fraction of the cost of staining. To put it in more drastic terms, in most cases paint will last 10 times longer and cost 90-98% less than wood refinishing.
Is it better to stain or paint a wood door?
Paint naturally allows a much wider range of colors, and a more predictable color outcome. With stain, the end result varies by the species and wood cut, as well as how it’s applied. Factory stain application lends to better consistency across all doors for a project.
Can I spray paint my front door?
If you decide to spray paint your door, you must remove the door to move it to a well ventilated area and you will need to have spray painting equipment and saw horses to rest the door on. The good part about spray painting a door is that you will not have brush marks and you will get an even finish.