Exterior doors can dramatically change the appearance of a home.
Whether it’s your front door, back door or even garage doors, a fresh coat of paint might be just the ticket to rejuvenate exterior doors, but which paint is best?
Here are just some of the products you can find at Brewers to bring a new lease of life to exterior doors.
A front door is the first thing people see as they enter a home, so a beautifully painted door is sure to leave a lasting impression!
If it is a newer style door however, for example if it’s made from plastic or UPVC, one thing that is essential is the use of a primer.
This provides the perfect base for an exterior quality paint to be used over the top as it provides a surface for the topcoat to adhere to.
One of the most versatile primers is Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3.
The all-purpose primer, sealer and stain killer can be used for both interior and exterior purposes as it bonds to a range of materials including wood, gloss enamels, metal, glass, and tile.
The water-based product is also mould and mildew resistant, blocks stains and is rust inhibitive. Any paint can be used on top of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3, so ensure you have selected an exterior quality paint.
Here is just a selection of exterior topcoats that can be used and are available in a wide range of colours.
Hammerite Garage Door Paint has been specially formulated for metal and wooden garage doors.
It is a tough, durable, and high gloss finish that reduces runs when applied to vertical surfaces. It is also highly resistant to flaking and discolouration and is available in six different colours.
Ensure the door is primed before applying Hammerite Garage Door Paint for the best finish.
For an all-in-one product, multi-surface paints are the most convenient as they are a combined basecoat and topcoat.
Standard multi-surface paints only require two coats of product, compared to more traditional coating systems of one coat of primer, followed by two coats to topcoat.
Some examples of Multi-Surface Paints are Zinsser AllCoat, Sadolin Superdec Satin and Bradite One Can which can all be used on external doors and available in a wide range of colours.
Choosing the Perfect Colour:
With thousands of different colours to choose from in all the top brands, get inspired and go back to nature with a soft green, give a modern and sleek look with a black hue or go bright and bold with a welcoming yellow.
Pop into store and have a look at some colour charts and brush out boards or use our colour match service to create a bespoke colour in your chosen paint, just for you.
For more professional advice tailored to your project, head into your local Brewers Decorator Centre or call a member of our Helpdesk team on 01323 576555 who will be happy to advise!