We updated our entry way a few months ago, and I still love it, but decided that it just needed a little something to really finish if off. So, I decided to paint the inside of the front door this past weekend. I don’t see many people paint their interior doors a color other than white, but it really adds some great character. Go ahead and give it a try – it’s only paint! Here are the before and after pictures.
All DIY home improvement projects seem to have a little unexpected surprise, and this one was no exception. I started by giving the interior of our front door a light sanding to roughen it up a bit (to help the primer and paint adhere to it), and huge flakes of paint started coming off. I’m guessing this is because the previous owner put latex paint directly over an oil-based paint (without priming first). It meant that I had to do a LOT more sanding to get the flakes off. Big bummer.
When I finished all the sanding, I wiped down the door with a damp cloth and let it dry before applying a primer. After the primer dried I put on two coats of Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue (love that color!). It was a super easy, and fast project (once all the flaky paint was dealt with). I love the way it turned out. How about you? Have you ever painted your interior doors?