Friday, November 26, 2010

Black door .... Red door


I heart the color red and a lot of things in my house are also painted black.  I wish my interior decorator friend had never told me that there should be at least one black piece in every room.  Something about being grounded???  

Anyway here is my before black door, you might have already seen it.


Sorry, not a great picture of the red, coat number three...

I do like the black showing through a little.   May glaze it in the end anyway.


Five count them five ... coats of paint
Sherwin Williams - sunkissed red
Below is the truest color shot of the door.



Tadaaa...... lovin' my red door, just in time for Christmas.


15 comments:

  1. Oops. I always wanted a red door. This is gorgeous!

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  2. Love the color, it looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Very pretty! What color did you use? I would like to paint my two back doors red.

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  4. I love your red door, too. Red is very hard to paint with. It does take extra coats. The trick is to use a gray primer first and then I have learned Sherwin Williams paint does not cover good. I prefer Benjamin Moore even though it costs a little more I say less work and time is better. I just painted my inside doors a dark brown and four coats has covered except in some spots that need a fifth. I will not use Sherwin Williams again to cover over other paint.

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  5. Oh the red door looks wonderful! Ours is a maroon/barn red type color and it will be time to paint it again in the spring! Luckily, mine is easy to paint because it is already that color so no priming!! I have the best luck with Kilz colors paint from Walmart. Excellent coverage and very reasonably priced!

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  6. I had wanted to paint my black door red but I also have a brick home, just didn't know how it would look against the brick - but I love yours!! Thanks for the inspiration....I think I might just have to go for it.

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  7. i love the red door. It looks great with your brick and it's a great shade of red. I would love a red door but we have red brick so I don't think it would look this good. Sadly, our door stays black.

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  8. I love red doors! I want to paint mine red one day. Just have to convince hubby!

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  9. I love your red door, too. Five coats? That's a lot of painting.

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  10. Love the new color!! Beautiful, I am a retired painting contractor and red is definately a difficult color. If you use a primer (I love Bullseye 123 by Zinser) and have it tinted it will help. I agree about SW paint...not the greatest for coverage. Believe it or not TruValue makes a great paint and they even have a whole book of special reds that will cover well.

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  11. Repainting your door red was as a smart move, as the color black is considered an inadvisable choice by some contractors. This is due to the fact that the color black tends to absorb the heat from the sun, which can make the door extra hot on hot days. What’s worse is that the excessive heat may cause it to warp.


    Li Ayers

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  12. Black doors are said to be mysterious. Repainting your door with red one is quite impressive. It’s because you have to coat it several times just to get the right color. The color red certainly has an invigorating feel to it. It’s much more inviting as it portrays hospitality.
    - Otis Kunkle

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  13. Why is it that some people don’t know what a door really means for their house? For me, doors are the focal point of the house. This is why painting the door with an engaging color is really important. I also have a red door - to show hospitality.
    - Leif Clancy

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