Our mudroom door has now been painted Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray. As you can see, Comfort Gray isn’t really gray, but a light blue with green undertones (in person- not sure how it’s showing on your screen). It’s the same color we painted our dining room (although we lightened that paint by 75%), and I’ve been itching to use it somewhere else ever since. I had the sample quart still, so that’s what I used. After three coats, I still had some left.
I posted a sneak peek on Instagram and got a few questions about how to paint a door, so I’m showing you my steps below. I started with this plain door and left it on the hinges, just taping over them and the doorknob, which I ended up removing to get a smooth finish there. I skipped sanding because I didn’t do that with my other painted doors and they turned out fine.
Before painting, I added Floetrol
to my paint to decrease brush and roller marks. Using a good Purdy
brand angled paintbrush, I painted the paneled part first, going from top to bottom.
I lined the paint pan with foil because I didn’t have a liner, and wanted to save the pan. It worked wonderfully, so I’ll do this again to save money on disposable pan liners.
Then, I realized that I’d need to tape the molding around the door to prevent paint from getting there- but I didn’t actually tape the door. It was easiest to paint with the door slightly open. Below is a diagram of the direction I rolled the foam roller, and I went from top to bottom.
The paint dried pretty quickly, so I waited about 30-45 minutes between coats and painted three coats the same way. Brush, then roller, top to bottom.
I ended up removing the doorknob because I could tell I was’t getting even coats of paint in that area and removing it is as easy as unscrewing two screws.
I also painted over the stripes on the wall against the bench seat (Sherwin Willams Divine White- the same color as our cabinets and trim). Not sure if I’ll add another color or leave it alone yet.
I still need to paint the pantry doors and am thinking of using another one of the samples I already have, although it will be a different, but hopefully, complimentary shade. Maybe Slow Green or Sea Salt?
I ordered the two rugs from yesterday’s post and I’ll show you how they both look when they arrive. I’ve learned it’s better to buy multiples sometimes and then return- you just have to be careful of the return policy.