POST UPDATE (April 11, 2014)
For more detailed instruction including the correct products to use read The Right Way to Paint a Front Door
There are several ways that you can add a splash of color to the front of your house. You can plant flowers. Add a piece of painted furniture or pretty flower pots to the porch. Or consider taking a leap and paint the front door a fun color. It can make an instant first impression.
The first order of business was prepping the door. I started by giving it a good scrub with water and Mrs. Meyers Soap. Then I lightly sanded the areas where the paint was peeling or chipped. Because my front door has a window, I then had to tape around the glass and the lock-set. Then I was ready to paint! I chose to paint both inside and outside. It took about three coats of paint. If I had primed first, I’m sure it would have taken less. But since I was painting over black, it took three.
I think it turned out great! And now the front of my house has a fun pop of color that will last all year no matter if the flowers are in bloom or not.
Talk to you soon!