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GardenSMART :: How To Refresh Your Front Door

How To Refresh Your Front Door

By Sherwin-Williams
Photographs courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

First impressions are important. Give your home a welcoming pop of color with this front door refresh using SnapDry.

Supplies For This Project

SnapDry Semi-Gloss Door & Trim Paint (Grape Harvest SW 6285)
Contractor Series Mini Roller Frame
Contractor Series Striped Woven Mini Rollers
American Line Pro Mini Roller Tray
Purdy Clearcut Elite Glide 2 ½"
Painter's Tape
Small bucket with cleaner⁄degreaser

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1. Clean the surface with a bucket of soapy water and sponge to remove any dirt and oils before painting. Let dry.

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2. Sand door lightly using a 220 grit. Wipe excess dust with a dry cloth.

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3. Using painter's tape, section off the doorknob, door frame, and any hardware.

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4. You will also want to tape off the recessed or detail areas of the door, and apply SnapDry Semi-Gloss Door & Trim Paint (Grape Harvest SW 6285) to those areas first using a 2 ½" brush.

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5. Gently remove the tape from the recessed and detailed areas.

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6. With a mini roller, paint the remaining areas. Roll on paint in small sections working vertically from one side to the other.

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7. Let dry, and remove tape.

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8. Enjoy the lasting look throughout the whole year!

9. The Before and After…

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Warning! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in U.S.) or contact your local health authority.


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