Exterior Door Color: Loyal Blue (Color Matched)
I don’t think we could have hand-picked a more beautiful door to revitalize. This door has great bones and we knew it wasn’t going to be hard to give it new life!
The home is located in a Belmont, NC. neighborhood that is governed by a homeowners association who approves paint choices. The homeowner originally chose Loyal Blue from Sherwin-Williams, which we color matched in Benjamin Moore with the help of the folks at Magnolia Paint Store.
This door required a few additional steps in the painting process because it was originally stained in an oil-based stain, which we converted to a waterborne paint.
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But if you feel compelled to paint an exterior door yourself, continue reading and we will share a few handy tips. This door was originally stained in an oil-based stain. Here is how to paint over an oil-based stain with a waterborne paint:
- You must first sand and clean with TSP. We sanded twice.
- We primed with Stix that was tinted in a darker color to help cover the door in two coats of paint.
- We lightly sanded again and cleaned once more.
- We then applied 2 coats of ben Extertior Paint low luster.
Painting Caution: Consider temperature before painting! This door had to reach at least 40° before painting.
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