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Does My Front Door Need a New Paint Job?

Posted on Dec 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

Does My Front Door Need a New Paint Job | D and D Painting

Your front door can have a big impact on how the exterior of your home looks. A bright front door can immediately catch the eye and add an element of fun to your house. The style and shape of your front door can blend in with the style of your house or stand out as a statement piece. Whatever you are going for with your front door, paint can enhance or detract from the effect.

A new coat of paint can bring your door back into date and spice up the look of your house. On a more practical level, new paint may be what you need to repair the damage your door sustained from the elements and general wear and tear.


If your front door is outdated you may be able to fix the issue with a coat of paint. Some doors are out of date because of their shape. In those situations, painting may help but it cannot change the shape of the door. Other times, the only thing out of date on a front door is the paint color. If you think the color of your door is causing the issue then it is time to give it a fresh coat of paint.


Sometimes you get bored with the way something looks and just want a change. Boredom is as good a reason as any for painting your front door. Do you have a builder-grade white door that blends in with your lightly painted house? Painting your door can add some interest to the front of your house without requiring a lot of money or time. You can also add excitement and take a risk with your color choice without going to too much of an expense. Changing your mind about the color of your front door is much cheaper than changing your mind about the color of your entire house.


Front doors can take a lot of abuse from the elements and people. How many times have you pushed open your front door with your foot because your hands were full? This type of abuse can cause damage to the paint job on your door over time. The sun, rain, and dust that your door is exposed to all year long can also lead to damage. If you notice cracking, peeling, or fading on your front door then it is time for a new paint job. Make sure you prep the surface correctly because it will have a direct impact on how the finished paint job looks.

Painting your front door is a quick and inexpensive project. Invest in the correct type of paint and carefully prepare the surface so you get a paint job that will stand the test of time. If you have any questions, or want a professional to take a look at your paint project, please get in touch with D&D Painting.

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