Categories: General Doors and Paint.
Suppliers: Dulux Paints.

Dulux Paints say that a fresh coat of paint on your doors, windows and fences can be all your home needs to give it a new lease of life. In a world where first impressions are everything, the paint work on the exterior of your home can make a huge difference to its overall aesthetic. Giving your exterior a quick and cost-effective update is easy with a few spare hours. Whether you want to go bright with a jewelled tone; dramatic with a darker shade; or friendly and welcoming with a warm terracotta tone such as Dulux® Very Terracotta; a fresh coat of paint on the front door will elevate the mood and style of your home. To give your door a fresh twist, consider also updating it with a new knocker, handle or letterbox opening.

  1. Gather your painting supplies: Dulux Aquanamel® in your chosen colour(s); Dulux 1Step® Prep; drop sheet; high quality synthetic brush for cutting in; 400 grit sandpaper; painter’s tape; and old cloths.
  2. After sanding down the surface, wipe down thoroughly then apply one coat of Dulux 1Step® Prep.
  3. Allow 2 hours to dry then commence painting by cutting in around the edges of the door using Dulux Aquanamel®.
  4. Apply Dulux Aquanamel® to the surface using short brush strokes, starting with the inner panels and working your way out.
  5. Once you’ve completed an area, while the paint is still wet, lightly smooth over the painted section with long brush strokes. But don’t overdo or reload the brush; a few brush strokes will smooth the surface.
  6. Allow 2 hours to dry then give the surface a light sand with 400 grit sandpaper.
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the second and final coat.


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