The Lifestlye Blog of "HaM"
I wanted to show you how black doors can really turn a boring house into a warm home. I love black doors. It is so scary to paint a door black. Really…it is BLACK, but I LOVE how they turned out and can’t wait until I have some time to finish the upstairs bedroom doors.
First off let me start by saying that I used BEHR Ultra’s Black Suede on my doors. They were the PERFECT color. Not too black, but black enough and they worked amazing with my walls which are painted BEHR Ultra’s Anonymous.
I researched on Pinterest first to see HOW to paint a door and this is the picture that gave me the directions I needed.
Then, I just followed the directions and here is what my doors looked like.
Here are some hints that will help you along with the process
1. You will need to pre-tape the inside of the doors and lay newspaper or a drop cloth down so painting can go quickly.
2. The bevels of the door that you are to paint FIRST are supposed to be painted with a foam brush or a good paintbrush. It did not work for me at all and the lines were showing. Luckily, I had an edger that they sell at Dollar Tree that is the PERFECT size for the bevels and worked AMAZINGLY well.
3. 3 layers…doesn’t matter if you THINK 2 layers is sufficient, 3 is insurance and what you see as a perfect door will probably still have white spots after the 2nd coat. Remember, three is key to an amazing door.
And of course here is the process put all into one picture for easy viewing.
Last but not least, the BEFORE and AFTER photo. White doors be gone!!
What do you think? Are black doors in or out?