Painting the Front Door

July 2005
Aug 2005
Nov 2005
Jan 2006
Feb 2006
May 2006
July 2006
Aug 2006
Oct 2006
Back Porch
Pecan Tree
Kitchen 1
Kitchen 2
Kitchen 3
Dig Footers
Build Foundation
Filling an Antique Septic Tank
Floor Joists
Framing Day 1
Framing Day 2
Framing Day 3
Framing Day 4
New windows
Sewer Line
Water Line
West Wall
East Wall
South Wall-West Gable
Front Door
New East Wall
New West Wall
New North Wall
Last New Wall
Front Porch

One way to keep paint from running is to lay the work flat. Jim wanted a really good paint job on the door so he removed it and placed in on saw horses. Above he removes old finish and sands the door with a palm sander.

We wanted a door color which "stood out" while shopping one day at our hardware store of choice, we picked up a number of paint samples. The yellow house stands on a foundation of red-orange bricks, so an orange color was chosen.

We know right away this ain't the right color, no way. Jose.

Not wanting a visit from the local historical society, we rushed off to the store and acquired another color which was mellower but still had punch. In the interest of speed in replacing the color, Jim leaves the door hanging when he painted it.