Message Boards

Guidelines

  • Please be sure posts are category appropriate.
  • No off-topic or off-color postings.
  • Postings may be deleted at the discretion of HGTV Moderators.
  • No advertising is allowed.
  • Be Nice. No name calling, personal attacks or flaming.
  • Certain words will trigger moderation of the post. These words mostly cover political and religious topics, which are OFF the topics covered by HGTV.
  • For general message board help, click the tab labeled "Tools," and choose "Help" from the dropdown menu.
Full Guidelines

  HGTV.com
  HGTV Message Boards
Hop To Forum Categories   Remodeling
Hop To Forums   Outdoor Projects
  Front door color
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Front door color Sign In/Join 
Picture of sybilj
posted
We have grey stucco house and the exterior front door is a brown reddish mahagony that is painted black. Can we paint over the black with a brown red paint to achieve the stained look or should we strip the door and expose the natural grain of the door? The house faces southeast. Want to do something that requires little upkeep and that's why I'm cosidering paint. Thanks
 
Posts: 65 | Location: usa | Registered: Jan 30, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posted Hide Post
Brown paint always makes me think of fake "Tudor" houses from the 70's. Natural wood may fade facing southeast,but if I were picking a paint color I don't think I would pick brown, unless it was more in the gray family like B.M. # HC-85. JMHO
 
Posts: 1734 | Location: Morristown | Registered: Jun 12, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Picture of sybilj
posted Hide Post
Ok. Thanks for the advice
 
Posts: 65 | Location: usa | Registered: Jan 30, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Picture of Froo Froo
posted Hide Post
I'd consider a burgundy exterior latex for the front door vs a stain.
 
Posts: 18382 | Location: Right here, duh! ;) | Registered: Nov 03, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posted Hide Post
Consider the color and intensity of the hue if it faces south east. Some paints, particularly those with red tones fade faster. Also if it is a deep color it may become to dark to touch comfortably.

Take a px of your house and cut out the door. Put different paint chips behind it to get an idea of how it would look.
 
Posts: 6721 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Picture of sybilj
posted Hide Post
Great idea! Thankd
 
Posts: 65 | Location: usa | Registered: Jan 30, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

HGTV.com    HGTV Message Boards  Hop To Forum Categories  Remodeling  Hop To Forums  Outdoor Projects    Front door color