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How To Paint a Front Door

Here’s a comprehensive guide on what type of outdoor paint to use and how to paint it.


  • Screwdriver Set
  • Hammer
  • 3-inch Bristle Paint Brush
  • Small Paint Roller



1. Start by removing the front door, the handle and hinges.

Top tip: You may want to get somebody to hold the door as you remove it from the hinges.

2. After the door has been removed, place it somewhere steady. You should inspect the door for any holes, such as nail marks and fill these in with a silicone sealant (DYNA-PRO ACRYLIC WOOD) and leave it to dry.

3. Make sure you wipe the door down with a damp cloth to ensure the surface is ready for sanding. To provide a better surface for the paint to adhere to, and the whole door surface and wipe down the door again to remove any dust.

4. If the front door has any windows (and letterbox), you will need to tape some newspaper over it to protect from any paint.

5. Now it’s time to start priming, and this should be done with your 3-inch paint brush. If you use Quick Dry Primer/Undercoat , you’ll only need a single coat which is perfect for time efficiency.

Top tip: You will have to complete one side and leave it to dry before flipping the door to complete the other side.

6. Whilst you are waiting for the primer to fully dry, go and clean your paint brush ready for the paint application. Before starting to apply a high-quality paint, you will need to stir your paint.

7. It is best practice to start painting the door from the top down making long strokes with the brush.

8. You should let the door fully dry before reinstallation.