So here's the short-cut version on how to paint your front door....
I picked up some free [yep....free] plastic at Lowe's after purchasing my paint. I used this to cover the front door from the inside to keep the bugs out while painting.
We removed all of the hardware [door knob, deadbolt and "peephole"].
Sanded down the entire door using medium grit sandpaper--nope no deglosser necessary!
Started the first coat. Painting the insets of the door first with a 2" angled brush and then painting the rest of the door with a small foam roller brush [to cut down on the brush strokes]. My first coat looked something like this.....
Somehow some of my pictures were erased....[I'm having a blonde moment because I know that I had to be the one that erased them, lol!]
I wish that just one coat would have done the trick....I'm not that lucky!!!
We did five--yes FIVE, thin, even coats before we were satisfied.
and at night...
I always like to see a front door with a fresh coat of paint. It makes a home feel really welcoming. So whatcha think about the Snapdragon yellow?