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Hello,

Wife and I decided to paint the front entry door. We are both trying to decide between white (color matched to siding) or blue (colored matched to shutters).

I'm going to change the hardware (deadbolt and handle) to satin nickel and install a satin nickel kick plate and knocker. Hopefully it will dress up the door until I can afford a replacement.

Any advice on the color choice?
How about some tips on painting the steel door?
Notice how the trim around the sidelights yellowed!

Photos attached: Thanks, Scott


Before (blue door and blue sidelights)



After (red door w/ white sidelights)

 

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Fusion paint makes a spray that will work on the sidelights. Oil is best for the door and spraying this is the best way to go. Blue will look much better than white. White will just not work well for curb appeal. If you need to brush it on, use enamel paint. In all cases be sure it is exterior. Better quality paints are worth the money and will be the only way to achieve good results.
 

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Bob, is this what your talking about for the sidelight trim http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion_for_plastic/ the Fusion plastic white satin spray paint?

Figures, the wife is right! I want to be able to match the blue as close to the shutters, any thought on that?

Also, it's very apparent the original painter used a brush, the paint is 7 years old, should I sand the door?
 

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I would. Sand with 400 grit wet sandpaper and lots of water to avoid clogging the paper. The door will look better if it stands out. A color more like the shingles will work. Or a deeper more purple color. You need something that will work with the shutter color, but not the same. Again. Do not let it wash out, let it stand out.
 

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no... Leave them white. It is the door you want to see. You seem to having more fun on the computer or is this to avoid the painting?
 

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You want the door to stand out from everything else
It should not match the shutters or trim
Bright is good
I vote red, it's what we are doing
Sidelights white

 

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Looking at this picture, I can't help but notice the huge void above the outboard windows. What's your opinions on the use of vinyl sunburst above the window.

Picture #8

 

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Keep in mind I know nothing.

But I agree with Bob, Picture #8 does Pop. My untrained eye likes it.

Maybe you could cut the grass too. just kidding.
 
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