Front Door Paint – a big reveal

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So I am so, so excited to tell you about the new paint line from Modern Masters that I just got to try.  It’s called Front Door Paint and I used it to take my neighbor Jody’s front door from a ho-hum, weathered black to a hellllllllllllllo hot red color!  The change is amazing!

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I had recently saw the Front Door Paint on my friend Dana’s blog .  She went gutsy, gutsy, gutsy with the color “Fortunate” and I couldn’t love it more (and let’s say hello to her porch stencil, shall we?). The very NAMES of the colors are fascinating to me. They are named off of an “emotional color wheel”.  I feel so smart just typing that.  Who wouldn’t want a front door with the name color “Motivated” or “Successful“???


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My neighbor wanted the red color “PASSIONATE“… it’s perfect with her gray house color!  And, she didn’t want me to remove the handles and locks.  She asked me just to tape them off and really….. you can do it either way.  It’s easier when they are off to get a smooth finish all over.  But, she wanted to be able to shut and lock her door that night and #1) I don’t want my clients getting robbed in the middle of the night and #2) she’s the boss, applesauce.  So I taped it off.  


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I wasn’t sure what paint finish was on the door. It was a faux finish but since I didn’t do it and wasn’t sure of the products used, I primed the door with a gray first.  TIP:  priming with GRAY will make covering with RED so much easier.

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The supply list for a painted front door is short….. a 4″ mohair roller or 4″ velour roller roller are my favorites for doors and wanting a smooth finish.  A decent brush for around the lock.  A really NICE, clean, never-been-used-before stir stick is a must (that’s sarcasm). That’s it!   I had watched this video on how Modern Masters suggests you use the Front Door Paint.  Cutest video ever and since I’m a total rule follower, I did as they said.


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I painted the panels first. And then the whole door.  I did 2 coats on the whole thing but seriously……. it covered so well that if I had used a red primer, one coat would have almost done it.  Also, it dried down super fast, very smooth and went so quick that I did it in a few hours and didn’t have to recoat the next day.  I could have avoided the whole “getting robbed overnight if we leave the hardware off her door” conundrum if I had know how quick it would go.  The front door paint is supposed to never fade and I didn’t even use a 1/2 quart…. so if any other neighbors want in on the “Passionate” door action, I have enough left!


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And seriously….. her painted front door is Aaaaaaaaamazing.  It made her whole entryway POP!  And was a huge surprise to her husband who came home and said what we’ve all heard before “oh, I didn’t know you were thinking of repainting the front door today”.  Silly husbands.  When we get the urge, we gotta paint!


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So here is the before and after.  And before you ask, I will tell you that Jody’s huge pots came from Wal-mart and her lanterns are from Hobby Lobby.  You may have seen the little video I made about her pots on my Facebook page.  If you saw the video last week, you know I would make a horrible robber.

Be sure to check out the fun color options for your new painted front door — just look at Amazon!

Happy Painting,


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  1. gene sills
    gene sills
    September 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I am getting ready to paint my front door yellow, brown mustard yellow. I am going to check out this paint as I have not bought paint yet and maybe I will win the paint instead of having to buy it!!! 🙂

  2. Sherri Chesney
    Sherri Chesney
    September 4, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    The door looks wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration. I haven’t decided on a color but I’m thinking this red you just painted looks wonderful!

  3. Alicia
    September 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Our front door is the final color we have to select. We are leaning towards turquoise but the MM Passionate is so welcoming.

  4. Dana Tucker
    Dana Tucker
    September 4, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    thanks so much for including our new front door makeover in your post. 🙂 Love your neighbor’s door. Love Modern Masters Front Door paint too!!!

  5. Valerie Marozzi
    Valerie Marozzi
    September 4, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing and getting us all revved-up with creativity!
    I have a thing for orange paint these days, so I could love to do a front door in “Energetic!”
    What a great selection of colors! I also love the dark blue shades!!!

  6. Mindy
    September 4, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Love Motivated

  7. Chelsey Bellomy
    Chelsey Bellomy
    September 5, 2014 at 12:53 am

    My favorite Front Door Color is either Deep Red or Black. Right now mine is painfully white!!!! 😀

  8. Claudia
    September 5, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Front Door Paint Satin – Peaceful

  9. Kim
    September 5, 2014 at 3:41 am

    So, if I win, I will need your help picking my color!

  10. Ranae
    September 5, 2014 at 4:28 am

    I really like Passionate or Elegant…wait maybe Peaceful 😉

  11. cheryl a siciliano
    cheryl a siciliano
    September 5, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I have a white front door. It is meant to be painted……10 yrs later. It is still not done. I have a center entrance colonial with liberty blue shutters. I need help picking a color.

  12. Sarah
    September 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Love red front doors! So excited to try this!

  13. C Brown
    C Brown
    September 5, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    ALl of my doors are black! I’m loving it!

  14. melissa
    September 5, 2014 at 9:49 pm


  15. Vicki
    September 5, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Today my house sold.
    I have been reading your comments for weeks. We de-personalized it totally.
    At this point I just want to sign the papers and start the new chapter.
    Prayers you will soon sell yours.

  16. Melanie Kerton
    Melanie Kerton
    September 5, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I want a gray door!!

  17. SusanB
    September 5, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I want “Sincere” I’ve been wanting to paint my front door!

  18. Sarah Lampe
    Sarah Lampe
    September 6, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Would love to win this giveaway! I’m in desperate need of a new front door color!

  19. Laura Mabry
    Laura Mabry
    September 6, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I would paint my front door orange. I have a french blue door now. I love bright colors.

  20. Karen Martinez
    Karen Martinez
    September 7, 2014 at 9:11 am

    My front door will be Modern Masters COMFORTABLE!!!! LOVE IT

  21. michelle frantz
    michelle frantz
    September 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    The color you used! <3

  22. Carrie
    September 7, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I have a gorgeous wood stain door now, so I would never be able to paint it, however I love the “Grounded” and could use it on my back door!!

  23. joyce mcdonald walcott
    joyce mcdonald walcott
    September 9, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Our front door is currently dark green. Its in dire need of a new color, Black!! My husband is huge Raiders fan and wants the house painted Silver and Black! But for now he will be thrilled to have a black door. Thank you, Joyce for a

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