One day I was bored and home with a sick child so I decided to paint the exterior doors the same color as the chicken coop — Egg Yolk yellow! I started on the back door in case it went terribly wrong. A yellow front door and side door would follow. The doors were a brick red and I knew it would take several coats to cover it up. Frist step is taping. I didn’t take the hardware off but I wish I had. I think it would have come out better but taping is okay.
Next step is primer. I like Stix primer from for cabinets, doors and furniture. When dry it still has a tacky feeling and the paint sticks to it better. I always use Benjamin Moore paint but after trying 5 different yellows on the chicken coop I just couldn’t get the color right Some were too gold, some too green, some too brown, some too orange. Yellow is a tricky color! I found a Martha Stewart paint chip called Egg Yolk that I loved. I took the swatch to my hardware store and they scanned it and created a custom yellow for me in my beloved Ben Moore paint.
Here is how it looed after one coat. It looked okay but you could still see the dark red a bit. After the second coat it looked great! So good that I decided to paint all the other exterior door in our home. I love my yellow front door!
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