This weekend I set out to streamline the storm door with the new front door paint job that I started last weekend.
Well Leo, sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better…
…which means I had to spend about half an hour taping/masking off the areas that I didn’t want to spray paint. Jim decided (and I agreed with him) that it would be better to paint the storm door while it was still attached to the house because the screws that were holding it on the house would not come out easily and some were stripped. I did remove the hardware on the door so I could paint that separately though.
Jim called this the “stained glass advertisement door.”
Once all the taping and masking were done, I lightly sanded the door and then wiped the whole thing down with a wet paper towel. Then I sprayed the door with primer. Of course the wind picked up right about the time I started spray painting so I had to wait for pauses in the breeze and it ended up taking longer than I thought it would.
While the door primer was drying, I found a box and poked the hardware through it to keep it in place. Then I lightly sanded the hardware to rough up the surface.
I also stuck a piece of paper in the lock hole to prevent the spray paint from gunking it up.
Before spraying the primer on the door hardware, I applied some deglosser, which is recommended to clean the surface (it is great for heavily touched areas like door handles) and aid in paint adhesion.
Just in case you were wondering, these were my spray paints/primer of choice. I used the clean metal primer on both the door and the hardware. The hardware was then sprayed with metallic silver paint and the door was coated in gloss spray paint in almond (which was the closest color to my trim).
While the primer was drying on the hardware, I returned to the storm door to put on the finish coat.
Even though the color match is not a 100%, I think the newly painted storm door looks tons better than before.
The silver metallic painted hardware looks much better too!
It looked pretty beat up before, but now it looks brand new…
…not to mention it also matches the silver doorbell and main door hardware.
In my opinion, the new storm door color looks so much better than it did before. Now the storm door blends in with the rest of the house, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. What do you think?
I was also going to paint the iron porch support, but the wind continued to pick up. I guess that will have to be for another day. Still I am feeling much happier with my newly streamlined storm door.