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Painted front door

Give a tired old front door a fresh new lease of life with a little bit of help from Resene.

How to repaint the front door

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project #25

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloth, Damp sponge, Filler, Old wooden door, Paintbrush, Putty knife or similar for filling, Resene Quick Dry, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Flourish, Sandpaper, Screwdriver, Stiff-bristled brush

To get the look: Mark painted the surrounding wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Black White.

Other ideas: For a darker, more traditional green try Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Black Forest.

How to repaint your front door

 
Step 1Step one
Take the door off its hinges. Remove any surface dust and dirt from the door and surround using a stiff bristled brush.
Step 2Step two
Wipe down the door and surround with a damp sponge and allow to dry.
Step 3Step three
Fill any holes in the door and surround using an exterior filler. Allow to dry.
Step 4Step four
Sand the filled holes with sandpaper.
Step 5Step five
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 6Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the door and surround and allow two hours to dry.
Step 7Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the door and surround and allow two hours to dry.
Step 8Step eight
Apply a second coat of Resene Flourish to the door and surround. Allow to dry and re-hang the door.

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