Painting a Door and How to Fix that Kick Plate

One of the hinty-billion things that have been coated with paint in the last two weeks – the front door. OF COURSE I forgot to take a before picture. But just picture the same door, but a pale yellow color, with a rusted bronze kick plate.
Painting the front door is an easy project that really changes the whole look of the house. Seriously. The house looks faaaaaancy now that the door is dark and glossy instead of pale. We painted it on a sunny day, so it would have time to dry. After two coats of paint and about six hours of drying time, it was finished.
Just don’t be like me and screw it up.


Now. The kick plate. That horrible thing that gets pitted and rusty and horrible, and you think you’ll have to buy a new one because it’s so gross.


Remove it, sand it, and spray paint that mother like there’s no tomorrow. I color-matched the shade of spray paint as close as I could to the color of the door knob.



We already had sandpaper and a 3-inch roller (which I highly recommend instead of using a paint brush, as a brush will leave strokes and the application isn’t as even) so we spent about $15 in supplies.
Not bad.
See you later!

2 thoughts on “Painting a Door and How to Fix that Kick Plate

  1. Looks terrific! I bet you love it all over again each time you go in that door. And thanks for the hint on the kick plate. You must have been talking about mine as the "before".

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