5 Things You Should Know About Painting Your Front Door in Horsham, PA

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5 Things You Should Know About Painting Your Front Door in Horsham, PA

 

When you’re thinking about how you can improve your curb appeal, the front door is something that comes up often because the front door is something that just about everyone is going to notice about your house.

This is especially the case if you make the time to update the look of your front door — there are many ways that you can do this, and painting it can make it really stand out and improve your curb appeal.

Here are five things you should know about painting your front door in Horsham, PA

1.You Need To Remove The Hardware First

The first thing that you’re going to need to do when you’re preparing to paint your front door is to remove the hardware that is associated with the door.

This includes the knob and any other things that you may have attached to the front door over time, such as any decorations.

If it’s going to be possible, you should also try to remove the door from the frame itself as it will be a bit easier to paint the door if it’s not attached.

Of course, if you have difficulty removing the door or are concerned that you’re going to have difficulty putting it back, you should probably leave it on rather than struggle with getting it back on.

2.Prepare To Do It During Good Weather

Whether you are going to be removing the door from the house or leaving it on, at some point you are going to probably have the door open for a long period of time.

That being the case, you should make sure that the weather is pleasant enough that when you have it open, there won’t be an issue with cold weather getting into your home.

True, there are ways to protect the interior of your home for the duration of the painting process, but it’s better, in general, to paint during nicer weather.

3.You Have To Prime First

With the painting of a front door, you may think since it’s such a small painting project, there may not be a need to apply primer before you apply a coat or two of paint.

This is not the case — you have to be able to paint the door and to have the paint adhere properly to the door.

The thing that you should remember is that paint adheres well to primer, much better than a bare door — so it is important to apply primer first.

4.Go From Top To Bottom

Though one would think it may not matter in what order you paint your door — top to bottom, left to right, bottom to top etc.

This is not the case, however — you are better off painting your front door from top to bottom — this is especially the case if the door is still hanging.

By painting from top to bottom you get better coverage of the door and you will make use of gravity to help with the painting.

5.Use The Right Kind Of Paint

Lastly, you need to make sure that before you paint your front door that you are using the right kind of paint.

It is a good idea for you to make use of a latex exterior paint, as it is good in terms of doors — more flexible and better for hiding surface imperfections.

You should also use a paint that is at least semi-glossy, as you will have a door that is easier to clean than if you would use a flatter paint.

Hiring a professional painting contractor like Aspen Painting is the guarantee of a flawless, durable, and high-quality paint job.
We have years of experience in cabinet and furniture painting and staining with a long list of happy customers in Horsham, PA, Ambler, Dresher, Ft. Washington, and Blue Bell, PA.
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