So I thought about it for a while, went back and forth looking a different pictures of painted doors, and decided that instead of black, I would go with something a tad bit softer.
Here is my interior front door before getting painted.
My interior door along with my front coat closet.
Once I discovered that my door was was painted in latex, I purchased a quart of paint and primer in one in a semi-gloss finish, and got to work.
First I wiped the door down using a vinegar/water mix and a towel. I let it dry, then found a diagram online and began painting based on these instructions on Better Homes & Garden website.
I then decided to add painters tape around the molding of the door to keep away any mistakes. I definitely suggest the same.
After the first coat....
And after 3 coats using the steps above, here is the finished product!
And here it is...
one last comparison of the doors before and after...
So happy that I curbed my fear and painted my doors. I love the look that the darker doors add to the entryway. A few times I had to look at the door twice because the darkness gives the appearance that the door is open. I still do it from time to time, but I have gotten used to it.
This project is easy and can be done in a few hours, as you have to allow dry time in between each coat.
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