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I love small projects that make a big difference. Painting an interior door is a quick project that only takes a few hours of time but really makes a big difference in the finished look of a space.
Painting interior doors has been a bit of a trend recently, I like it because it breaks up an expanse of white walls, white trim, and a white door. It’s a great way to add a pop of color without the commitment of painting a whole room.
Last year when I saw the pictures I took of the entryway in our new home (above and below), I knew that I really needed to paint the back of the front door. The long hallway simply needed a focal point at the end to break up the expanse of white; adding some color to the back of the door was the perfect solution.
It isn’t hard to paint the back of a door, but it definitely calls for some high-quality painter’s tape like FrogTape®. Since our door has glass panes (which I love since they let in some natural light) I wanted to paint around them neatly but not have to scrape a ton of paint off the glass. I also didn’t want to have to repaint the trim around the door, since we’ve lived here less than a year the trim is still fairly pristine, so I wanted to be especially careful to not create more work for myself. Before I began painting, I carefully taped the trim around the door and the window panes using FrogTape®.
The paint color I used was Boothbay Gray by Benjamin Moore in a pearl finish, I like this color so much I will probably use it on some of our other interior doors, possibly even the office doors that are just inside the foyer. My inspiration photo was this photo below, this is just such a pretty and classic door color.
via pink peonies
Taping the door took longer than actually painting the door. This is why it is so important to use a good quality painter’s tape that gives you perfect lines, it is such an important part of the painting process. I first taped off the inside of the door then around the trim and then taped the inset windows to avoid getting paint on the glass.
I made sure that everything was perfectly covered with painters tape, including the door hardware so I could quickly just roll the paint on with a small roller and not worry about painting anything I shouldn’t. FrogTape® brand painter’s tapes have patented PaintBlock® Technology, a super-absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed so the results are crisp, clean paint lines the first time, this tape is perfect for a project like this.
After two quick coats and an hour or two, the paint was dry and I removed the tape. I didn’t even have to touch any spots up. The entire hallway looked so much better!
Now when you look down the hallway toward our front door, the white is broken up by the pale gray/blue color. It gives the space the finished look it was lacking previously.
I think I’ll tackle our mudroom door next, this was so easy. The key is to use FrogTape® brand painters tape to get crisp, clear paint lines so your trim stays perfect.
There seems to be questions (in comments) about how this color looks in real life. It does show more blue here due to lighting than in real life. You can see the same paint color on my cabinets in this post here. Below is a picture of the paint mixture I used with the paint color.
What is your next painting project? I’d love to hear!
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