Curb appeal. We have been so busy over the years making our living space more comfortable and beautiful that we haven’t spent near the time I’d like to on curb appeal. You know – the OUTSIDE cute factor of the house. I do my best each spring to plant a few flowers and make things look pretty but what we really need is a new porch and new siding to give the curb appeal of this place a real punch.
A couple months ago I was asked if I’d like to try Front Door Paint. I replied with a YES so fast I think the email was smoking when it arrived. I had just decided that my doors needed painted a few days before I got the email. Would I like some paint to get that project on the go – most definitely. After perusing the color chart I chose Elegant. Because what is more elegant and timeless than black?
My husband did some major updating on the trim around the door and I ordered the mailbox I’ve had my eye on for a couple years. I’ll share more about the trim process later – today I want to tell you all about the Front Door Paint and my experience using it.
This is the before. Always good to see a before to see just how great the after really looks! You can see a bit of the red coat peeking through on the trim around the window – the cats like to scratch there. Also the wall around the door got a coat of white as it was in dire need of some new paint too.
Second coat and I was done. I LOVED this paint. Truly. If you have followed me long you know that I love paint – chalk paint and milk paint being my favorite for furniture and projects. I use latex paint for walls but that is it. This paint was way better to use than any latex wall paint I’ve ever used. I felt like I was using chalk paint – seriously.
The paint went on so smooth and easy and the coverage with 2 coats was amazing. I know I used 3 coats on the previous color and for the red at least 3 and maybe 4 (it’s been years so I don’t remember for sure) I am so happy with how fast it dried and the beautiful satin finish. The paint was completely dry in just a couple hours or less. I was able to re-install the doorknob and lock without messing up the paint at all. No rubbery stuff that wanted to peel off or chip as I put it all back together.
The trim my husband added really makes the Elegant paint color look classy. I’m so glad I picked this color – classy and timeless and stately. Now to spiff up the rest of the porch with a new floor and railing and new paint on the rest of the walls.
The postal box helps too – I’ve wanted this one for years and finally just ordered it – I found one on ebay that was cheaper because of a couple small defects that I couldn’t even find.
Front Door Paint can be found in some Lowe’s – Wheelersburg, OH and Cincinnati OH – and at selected Ace Hardwares. The Paint is also sold via Amazon.com and Modern Masters Online. Pinterest Map (locations expanding)
I can’t say enough about how much I love this paint and how happy I am that I was given the opportunity to try it. I have 3 more doors I plan to use it on and hope to get them done soon – and you know I’ll share it all with you!
*this is a sponsored post. I received the paint in exchange for sharing about it here. All opinions are 100% mine.