Federation paint schemesTraditional Exterior, Melbourne
Styling: Heather Nette King for Dulux
Photography: Mike Baker
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Tools and materialsDrop cloths and plastic sheetingCloth (to remove sanding dust)Painter’s tapeSponge (to clean door)Low-suds detergent or mild dish soapPutty knifeSandpaper (around 200 grit works well)Thin-nap roller (15 centimetres wide), good for a thin, smooth finishPaint (most projects will require about a litre)Primer (You want a primer that can be rolled on. Check with the paint store on the right type to buy, depending on the paint you choose.)Screwdrivers (if you’re going to remove the door or hardware to paint)Can you paint the front door without removing it? You don’t have to remove the front door to paint it, although removing the door and the hardware can more easily ensure even paint coverage. If it’s easier for you to leave the door up to paint it, you can still get great results. If you do choose to paint the door without removing it, do so on a day when you can leave the door open for several hours or more.
For the best outcome, seek out an interior designer early in your project. Interior designers are experts at collaborating with other professionals including architects, builders, contractors and landscape designers. Creating your dream home to love and enjoy is our passion.
10. Location: Melbourne, VictoriaWhy we love it: Why be bland when you can paint your front door bright pink?
4. Paint a potHave you recently discovered the perfect front door colour? Then continue this loving feeling by using the sample paint to jazz up neighbouring flower pots. If the sample pot won’t cover an entire vessel, experiment with asymmetrical designs that will still make an impact.