My front door was in really, really bad conditions… the paint was coming off, the color was really opaque…. Well it was awful! So, I decided I wanted to give it a new and fresh look and I thought it was a good idea to do a front door makeover with acrylics!
But, at that point I told to myself: what type of color should I choose? This is an outside door, so I need to find a durable type of color that will remain the same winter after winter, summer after summer… regardless of the weather.
I started making some research and I finally came up choosing the DecoArt Americana Curb Appeal line.
I am not sure you know it, but DecoArt doesn’t only make awesome colors for Decorative Painting, but they also have great products for home-decor, furniture and, lucky me, for outdoor decoration.
Curb Appeal is perfect for refurbishing doors or shutters, or benches, or other things you have outside and that are exposed to weather conditions.
By the way, this product has an awesome, and I really mean AWESOME, coverage! I bought 2 bottles just to be sure, but actually one was absolutely enough for three coats. The color is smooth and makes no bubbles or brush marks. I used a 2” Blue Ice Flat by Dynasty, but if it’s easier for you, you can always use a roll (but I suggest a sponge roll in this case).
What you need is:
First, you need to be a little patient… don’t do like me… no rush… prepare everything! 😊
Clean your door carefully, because, being an outside door, there will be some dust or spider web somewhere… If needed, also lightly sand the surface until smooth.
Then you need to cover with the tape all those areas you don’t want to paint, such as door knob, walls around the door and so on… Yes, ok… I know, this takes time and is a really boring step, but I really recommend it, because when the real fun begins, it is really easy to brush a little further and paint the wall! Trust me… it may happen! 😊
When all the preparation is done, take some color and pour it in the basin (not all of it, otherwise it may dry) and start from the details of your door, if you have any.
I followed the instructions on the label, and I waited a couple of hours in between coats. However, the waiting time depends on humidity and temperature conditions you have outside. The day I painted my door was sunny but not hot and humid, so it was actually the perfect day!😊
So, what do you think about this front door makeover with acrylics? Let me know and if you have any questions… I am here to help!