Thursday, July 7, 2011

Spanish Tile Front Door

Remember when Nate’s sister was debating on what color to paint her front door?  (If not, read about it here)…

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Well, she went with the popular vote of a darker red and it’s quite pretty…

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She chose Valspar’s Spanish Tile.  It took 5 coats and she tells me it could probably use another.  She never wants to paint a door red again….but it’s just so darn pretty and inviting…says the sister-in-law that wasn’t involved in the painting process…


Moral of this red door painting story: Use a tinted primer when painting white door with red paint…or hire it done….

Who has a painting horror story to share?  Anyone inspired to paint their front door?

**One of Nate’s fireworks photos is featured on Pioneer Woman…check it out here!  Love her site!**

20 comments:

  1. I think the door makes her house seem "finished". Tell her it was worth the hassle, looks great!

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  2. I don't think the tinted primer would have made a difference really. I think it still would have needed a lot of coats. I think the Valspar paint was too thin, also. I really want to paint my shutters now, but the prospect of 5 more coats of red has me rethinking :oP Maybe if I'm ambitious when it gets cooler out...

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  3. Oh I know too well! My husband painted our door (which was nasty green) white but didn't sand...at all. Then I get the cry for help but it was too late. I would like to buy a new one some day since there are two botched paint jobs worth of paint, bubbles and ripples on the thing. Somethings I'm okay with not DIY-ing...

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  4. She didn't use tinted primer? I've found it really does make a huge difference, esp. with red. I've done two red doors and a red wall and it's about the worst color ever.

    It looks really nice though. And I want those blue hydrangeas at my house.

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  5. think the kid in the window of the before picture is adorable. HA!! And the door looks great too!

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  6. I painted our door red from white a couple of months ago. Using the same paint that we used for our living room, a Valspar color color-matched to behr paint and also the gray tinted prime I only did a total of three coats. The gray primer makes a huge difference! Without it our paint would have looked pink.

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