1. Paint your front door
The first thing your guests (and the carol singers) will see as they arrive is the portal to your home, the front door. Show off your wreath and door decs with a freshly painted, coordinated backdrop and give your door a lick of paint. Follow this step-by-step video to find out how to paint your front door or check out the range of Weathershield wood colours to match your festive decorations.
You will need: Masking tape Paint brush 2” & 4” Sandpaper Paint tray Dusting brush Weathershield undercoat Weathersheild colour of your choice
Prepare you door - remove any “furniture” that you can (i.e. handles, knockers, door numbers, letterbox/plate…) Use masking tape to protect other items which cannot be removed. Use a dust sheet to protect the floor under the door. Thoroughly clean the surface with a mild detergent solution to remove any dirt, grease, grime. Rinse off any deposits with clean water. Sand the surface to remove any shine (particularly if it is a gloss finish). Also note, If there is any unsound coating, then additional preparation will be necessary!
Brush off any dust. Wipe off any deposits with a damp cloth. Allow to dry thoroughly. Apply Weathershield undercoat.
When fully dry apply chosen Weathershield exterior gloss/satin finish Apply second coat
Follow instructions on can regarding drying and overcoat times. Always stir the contents of the can thoroughly before use. Use a good quality brush. Always use a synthetic bristle brush with water-based coatings.