Home improvement inspiration can come from anywhere. It can be found in magazines, while scrolling social media sites, like Pinterest, or watching an episode of Grand Designs. You may have spruced up the rest of your home, but what about its entrance?
Your front door is the first thing that guests see when you’re welcoming them into your home. Make a statement by changing the colour of the door. But where do you start? Can you even paint your door? We set out to answer these questions.
Yes, you can. As most uPVC doors expand and contract due to temperature changes throughout the day, a very specific kind of paint is required to complete this job. Be sure to get a high-performance paint that bonds with the underlying layer, rather than sticks to it.
The door must be cleaned and dried thoroughly before painting it. Some paint may need a primer to be applied before painting the door and roughly 3 coats will be required. Your local paint specialist will be able to advise you on the best products to get the job done.
Yes, you can. Before starting any work on painting a wooden front door, be aware that you will need enough time between coats for the paint to dry, so you’ll need to make sure that the weather allows for this. Remove all furnishings and thoroughly clean and dry the door.
The door will then need to be sanded to create a good surface for the paint to grip to. Chat to your local home improvement retailer to make sure you purchase the correct type of paint for the project. Not including the primer, which may be required for some paint, apply at least 2 coats or more if there are still streaks on the door.
Besides not being the colour you’d like, older doors are more likely to be the cause of energy loss and allow draughts throughout your home, leading to higher energy bills. It may be time to update to a door in your ideal colour to complement your home.
Budget Windows has a wide range of front and back doors that are completely customisable from the material to the finishes. They’re available in an array of colour shades from superbly subtle to beautifully bright to make sure they fit your property and taste perfectly.
For over 30 years, Budget Windows has been installing windows, doors and glazed extensions in homes throughout Hertfordshire and London. Browse of extensive range of products to see what we can do for you. Give us a call on 01727 832 333 or get a quote online for more details.
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