Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West



Posted by Kathy Foran on 11/22/2015

front doorThe quickest and easiest way to spruce up your houseís exterior appearance is to paint your front door, or even all outside doors. An eye-popping bright red (provided it doesnít clash with your siding) draws the viewer to a welcoming entryway, and flaws elsewhere may go unnoticed. You may be surprised at how easy and satisfying an hour of work can bring about such a change in your houseís looks. Not a fan of red doors? Other bright colors that contrast with the color of your house will work as well. The colors are endless; just go to a reputable paint store and collect some paint samples and bring them home to try them out in the bright sunshine. You may be surprised how different the colors look in the real light as opposed to artificial light. Just make sure to buy outdoor paint; ask the salesperson for advice if you are not sure. Get all the supplies while you are there: painterís tape to tape around the windows of the door(s) and knob, small rollers and paint brushes that are suitable for the type of paint you select and a paint tray. Protective gloves will help keep your hands clean and paint free, too. After completing the job, you will be pleased with your work and you can sit back and relax. Just remember to check periodically for peeling and chips. The sun shining brightly on your door can cause fading and peeling. Touch up as needed. If you are tired of the color, itís quick and relatively easy to change colors. This is a nice way of making your outside doors look clean and attractive.