I’ve waited all winter long to paint the front door. It was the top of the spring project list.
The dirty finger prints and and scuffs were really starting to get on my nerves.
It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. Black is an unforgiving color to work with.
I added a thin first coat. The paint stuck really well to the door but not around the windows. I even primed the door first, including the window frame. The texture around the windows wasn’t something I was willing to live with and I was left feeling so bummed. I even tried two different black paints from two different companies. No luck!
I even tried painting with a brush and a roller. Still it wasn’t what I wanted. The frame looked terrible.
I hate it when projects don’t work out.
My husband suggested removing the paint and leave window frames white instead of painting them. I decided to give it a shot. What do I have to lose?
After I spent a day removing, cleaning and allowing the door to dry, I was finally able to finish painting the door black.
It actually doesn’t look to bad. You can see brush strokes in areas, but only when you’re close.
I read online to lightly sand using a sanding sponge. It’s like buffing out the lines. So that’s on my to do list very soon.
I really like the front door painted black and so far I’m glad It worked out. Now to purchase the sponge and clean up the lines. Off to Home Depot I go.
Stay tuned for the door update. I’ll be sure to share my sanding adventure with everyone.
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Now that it’s finally beautiful outside and I’m now on summer break be prepared for outdoor projects galore. Stop back next week when I head outside!
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