No door is safe here. I’m on a painting rampage! Last week I showed you my front porch makeover with paint. This week I painted the entry door to our garage green! I painted the whole door with a sample-size paint can in about 20 minutes! My in-laws also painted their black front door to match ours and it look amazing.
First let’s take a look at the garage door before:
And one sample size of paint and 20 minutes later …
We have a detached garage and we see this door from the back lanai where the pool is, so I wanted to have a little fun with this door. It’s already pretty beat up, so I couldn’t ruin it if the color didn’t work.
I painted right over that duct tape!
I spent a lot of time looking at different green colors online and searching different rooms in the same color. I ended up choosing Benjamin Moore’s Courtyard Green. It reminds me of the color of many Italian doors I’ve taken photos of. It’s not too yellow or blue. It’s not too dark, but very saturated. I tried not to edit the photos too much so the true color would come through.
To get by with only a sample size paint container, you have to use a regular paintbrush. Using a roller soaks up too much paint. I even had a little leftover. Pay attention to how much you use as you go along. You should only use half for the entire first coat. It took no time at all to paint this door. I was surprised!
My in-laws followed suit with our front door and painted theirs black as well! It turned out so well.