Earlier this year a strong gust of wind during a storm caught the screen door on my garage and yanked it off along with a piece of the door trim. Since the screen door was mostly a hassle I decided that I am not going to put it back on and instead just spruce up the door and frame without it.
To start I thought that painting the door red would really make a nice improvement. It was a pale grey color which was very blah and always looked a bit dingy. I began by cleaning the door and removing the old door knob by taking out the screws from the latch and inside knob. I then taped around the perimeter of the door to mask it and put paper along the floor and garage wall. I also taped around the window and covered the glass with paper.
Once everything was prepped I primed the door with grey spray paint primer and then applied a few coats of red spray paint. Once everything was dried I installed a new door set with an oil rubbed bronze finish.
I love the new door color. I think it looks great with the yellow, teal and white color scheme and really brightens up the garage. The formerly boring door now looks fun and inviting.
I still need to replace the trim around the door and do some paint touch-ups but painting the door was definitely a step in the right direction.
What do you think of the new door color? Do you have a fun color on your garage door or one of your house doors?