Dark Doors: Before and After

August 12, 2017



It didn't take a whole lot of inspirational photos for me to decide to go with dark doors in the kitchen.  The original white doors show mud, dirt and a whole bunch of mess.  I already had dark paint on hand, Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze, so it seemed to be a no brainer. 



This project ended up being the quickest, easiest and cheapest to date.  The only slight concern that I have is whether or not the paint will stick well to the metal doors and fiberglass panes.  Time will tell!


Here's what I did over a 24 hour period:


1.  Sanded: I roughed up the doors with sand paper.

2.  Cleaned: I wiped the doors clean.

3.  Taped: I taped around the hardware to help keep the hardware clean and then taped down paper on the floor to protect the hardwoods.

4.  Painted: I cut the paint in around the window panes and used a roller to paint everything else.  This required 2 coats and then a 3rd light cut in around some specific areas around the window panes.

5.  Cleaned: Using a razor, I scraped the dried paint off the glass and then used a liquid cleaner to wipe down and clean the glass.









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