How to paint door entrances

First impressions count. A fresh lick of paint on your front door can freshen up the look of your whole house. It creates a warm welcome for visitors while making your home the street’s style star.

1. Before you get started, the most important thing to consider is the color. Make sure you choose a shade that reflects your personality and gives people a taste of what they can experience on the inside.


<Don’t be afraid to experiment with bright colors – they’re a great way to make neutral exteriors like concrete renders or brown bricks ‘pop’.

2. Then, it’s time to prep your door. If you’re painting over existing paint work you’ll likely find that it’s coated in either a gloss or semi-gloss paint. For best results and to ensure maximum adhesion, sand your surface thoroughly and dust off before painting.

3. If you’re painting onto a bare surface, over a darker color or a repaired surface, a coat of primer is recommended to seal your surface and provide the ideal base for painting. Apply 1 coat of Diamond Acrylic Primer Filler, Sealer & Undercoat and leave it to dry for two hours.

4. Finally, it’s time to give your door its fresh look. Apply two coats of Diamond Ace Matt Finish in your chosen color. For the best finish, allow a minimum of two hours drying time between each coat.