Your front door is the “face” of your home and after many years, it can start to begin looking tired and compromise your home’s kerb appeal. However, by using high-quality front door paint, you can give it a new lease of life and help protect it for many more years.
Before attempting to paint your front door, we highly recommend that you use a paint stripper beforehand to remove any old paint. This is the preferred method because it avoids the time-consuming task of sanding it down. Once the door has been prepared, it’ll give you the best possible chance of achieving a high-quality look and finish with the paint you choose.
To assist you in selecting a paint for your front door, our handpicked selection lists top-performing paints, chosen based on our first-hand experience painting multiple front doors. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Front Door Paints
Replacing your front door can be very expensive but painting the door instead of replacing it altogether can often save you a small fortune. As we own several properties, we’ve had the chance to test out a range of different paints on front doors over the years.
As shown below, we recently transformed a tired-looking black front door with a more modern and aesthetically pleasing deep teal finish. Apart from spending around an hour sanding and masking up the door to avoid any paint spilling over, the actual painting of the front door didn’t take too long at all.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest front door paints (for this article), we have been testing out the latest range of paints available. As shown in the pictures below, we recently transformed a neglected exterior front door with sanding and two coats of the Dulux Weathershield (which we rated as one of the best front door paints).
As well as our experience of testing out a variety of paints for front doors, we also based our recommendations above on hours of research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the coverage, colours available, durability, ease of application, drying time, finish and value for money.