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Most people think that repainting their walls is the best way to capture people’s attention and make an impression. However, they completely forget about how much impact a nicely painted door can have on its viewers. Doors give way to people, the act of going through a door will make people notice its appearance. With that said, it is better to also focus on how to paint your door in a way that grabs your guests attention. Here are some things you should know to be able to paint your door with the right kind of flair.

Choose your finish wisely

The right colour can definitely bring out the best in a room or even your façade. Choosing a colour does not only depend on the style you desire but also your level of expertise, that is, if you will do this on your own. Here are the three types of finish you should be familiar with:

  • Satin – This one is the best especially if you don’t really have a knack for painting. This is also called “eggshell finish” because it is comparable to the surface of an eggshell. With that in mind, we can observe that this has a kind of matte texture with the least sheen out of the three.
  • Semi-gloss – As the name suggests, this has some sheen to it that gives the surface a smooth texture. This is commonly found in kitchens or bathrooms where there are often incidents of spills of substances, so as to make it easy to wipe away.
  • High-gloss – This has the most sheen out of the three. This is common in walls and doors that give off a classy, high-end look to the room. This style is mainly used for older architectural designs rather than contemporary ones.

These three are arranged in the order that requires the least to the most amount of skill. High-gloss finishes show the most imperfections from the painting. That is why if you don’t really have a knack for painting, the satin finish may hide some of those mistakes you commit while doing the activity.

Make a statement with colours

While a high-gloss finish is the most attention-grabbing due to its high reflectivity, it is not all there is in making an impact. The right colour combinations can also make your door pop. Trims and doors can have their own separate colours. You can choose to elevate or emphasize the door structure by having your trim a different colour from the walls and instead have the panels blend with your doors. Having it the other way around will blend the trims to the walls and emphasize the door itself.

The next step is painting them. There is a separate article that can help you paint your doors the proper way; check them out here. After pondering on these tasks and finally proceeding to the painting activity, you are sure to have a door that captures everyone’s attention!

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Pieter Boyce - Wooden Window and door specialist

Pieter Boyce
Wooden Window and Door Specialist

This article was written on behalf of Fortis & Hooke by Pieter Boyce. Pieter has an intense passion for English Architectural history and has been specialising in the conservation of original wooden windows and doors for decades. His exceptional knowledge of timber windows and doors, both listed or non-listed, is attributed to his hands-on approach to learning all aspects of the complete restoration of original features as well as having personally surveyed thousands of items throughout his long tenure as a head surveyor for one of the largest window and door restoration companies in the UK. He now runs a boutique wooden window and door consultancy and fervently champions the retention of original windows and doors. To learn more of Pieter’s services, visit his website at www.boultonboyce.co.uk.

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