As most homes are designed with the front door as a focal point, people’s eyes will be naturally drawn to it. To make sure your front door is giving a great first impression, it may be time to learn how to paint a front door. Haymes Paint’s extensive range of exterior paint colours and specialty paint removal products make it easy to paint your front door. 

Yellow front door freshly painted

Step-by-Step on How to Paint a Front Door 

One of the keys to knowing how to paint a front door without removing it is to take the time to prepare the doorframe. You’ll need:

  • Haymes Gap Filler
  • Haymes Tri Coat
  • Low-tack masking tape
  • Hand sander and sanding block
  • Paint roller with 4-5mm sleeve
  • Roller tray
  • Dust mask
  • 63mm cutter brush
  • Haymes UltraTrim High Gloss
  • Haymes UltraTrim Acrylic Enamel

Now it’s time to remove any door furniture (such as the handle and knocker) and thoroughly clean the front and back of the door. If the door has imperfections you’ll need to patch, sand and spot prime, before wiping the door clean with a lint-free cloth. 

Next, you’ll need to protect the wall surfaces from paint by using masking tape along the edges and around the doorframe.

Learn How to Paint a Front Door without Brush Marks

One of the key things about knowing how to paint a front door is to do it without leaving brush marks. These tips will help you:

  1. Don't press too hard on the brush

  2. Paint in the details and then smooth over

  3. Avoid going back over semi dry paint as this will cause ripples

  4. Focus on applying a thin coat of paint

  5. Always paint your front door in one direction.

Find out how much paint do I need for front door by using our online paint calculator.

Find a Stockist & Get Advice

Having trouble finding a paint colour to suit your home? Our Colour Stylists can provide you with expert guidance and advice in choosing the right colour palettes and paint colour for you. 

Got additional questions about how to repaint my front door? Call our friendly customer service team on 1800 033 430 or contact us online. 

To get all the important items to repaint your front door - find your nearest Haymes stockist.