How to paint a hardwood front door and get the perfect finish


New door

New door.

Primed and filled

First priming coat followed by filler.

Second priming coat, fill and caulk before final undercoat.

Door with final undercoat ready for finishing.

Pewter Door

New door finished in metallic paint “Pewter”.

How to paint a hardwood front door and get the perfect finish

Painting a new hardwood door is much the same as the restoration of a period door, as it takes the same steps to bring a new door up to the same standard.

As shown in the photos above, the steps to paint a hardwood front door are:

1. First sand the door

2. Then prime fill and sand, prime again, fill, sand and apply the undercoat

3. Then you are ready for the last two or three top coats

In this case, we used metallic paint, which is perhaps the most difficult painting job to finish without flaws as you cannot overpaint any section which already has paint on it. It’s challenging to say the least – with metallic paints this is not painting, it is an art form!

Are you looking for reliable painters and decorators who know how to paint front doors and period front doors?

Then give Paul at Impressions Painting and Decorating a call on 0872704879 or fill in the contact form and we’ll call you back.