After you see my painted metal storm door you will want to paint yours too and I’m going to show you how. I bet you didn’t know you could paint that ugly frame around the storm door, did you? I painted mine and the paint isn’t chipping or peeling. Plus it matches the color of our front door. Yea!
Have you ever painted your front door? I’ve painted mine several times. If you’ve been following along you know that we’ve been doing a lot of exterior updating. My husband painted the shutters here, and I painted the door hardware here, and this is a post about painting the front door and also painting the metal framed glass storm door.
update to this post June 11, 2015 see how the door looks 2 years later…..click this link …Paint A Metal Framed Storm Door
I painted the door red about 15 years ago. It’s time for a change. We are slowly upping the curb appeal of our home. We updated the house shutters and the light fixtures on each side of the door this year.
The red paint on the door is oil-based so it needed priming. I used Glidden Gripper Primer in Grey. They don’t make the grey primer anymore so I have them tint the white primer for me. Grey is a good color for a primer.
I chose Behr premium Plus Ultra paint and primer for the new paint finish. When doing a job like this I like to be extra sure and prime, prime, prime.
Front door primed and ready for paint.
Before painting I taped off the door knob with painters tape. I removed the kick plate and the door knocker. They needed to be updated too. No more shiny metallic gold.
This is how the front door looked after the paint job and the hardware spray paint makeover which you can see here. I hated the white metal around the glass storm door. I asked my husband if it would paint up ok. He said go for it.
I taped off all areas I didn’t want to paint accidentally. I’m a very messy painter.
I decided to paint the handle and door bell the same blue color. I also primed the door with the Glidden primer.
I painted all the weather stripping, metal door casing, and the inside casing between the storm door and the front door blue.
The only thing I didn’t paint was the inside frame of the storm door. I guess I should have painted it too but hey, I don’t see that when looking at the door from outside.
The painted metal storm door looks great. Why didn’t I think of painting it sooner.
Update to this post June 08, 2017. See how the door looks 4 years later….. click this link …Painted Storm Door
Boy, those white vintage iron post really stand out don’t they!
They look much better painted the same color as the shutters.
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The exterior is shaping up. We need to do something about the landscaping. The shrubs are original to the house and the house was built in 1965.
Love the brown shutters and blue door much better than the white shutters, red door and shiny hardware. What do you think of the makeover? I can’t believe I didn’t get a before picture of the front of the house.
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We also changed out our old, sad, rusty, exterior light fixtures on either side of the door. I’ll be showing you those next.
Umm, notice the playground basically at our front door. Grandkids, they’re the best.