Yellow is my favorite color.
It’s my jam.
My bridesmaid dresses were yellow 13 years ago.
Our first home had a yellow living room & kitchen. I still use yellow to accent with in my current home.
But, I’ve never had a yellow door.
Instead I had this bright blue distressed door which I have loved. It was easy to direct people to our home, “the one with the blue door.”
I’ve always wanted a yellow door, but never thought I could get away with one until now.
We recently covered our 90’s white columns with cedar and stained them brown, so now I think the yellow will finally work nicely.
I decided on Stuart Gold. It is a Benjamin Moore color, but you can have Benjamine Moore colors mixed in any brand paint at your local big box store.
I selected a semi-gloss exterior paint with the primer mixed in. Yellow is one of the hardest colors to paint over another color. So, selecting a paint with primer will decrease your number of coats.
#1 . Clean the door and lightly Sand the door with a sanding sponge.
This will help make sure your paint properly adheres.
#2 Tape around any glass areas with blue painters tape.
(It’s a litte hard to see…it matches my door!)
#3 Remove the door knob.
(I almost forgot this step…you can see that I started painting. 🙂
#4 Now you can start painting!
My daughter loves helping me! I use a small roller for the flat areas and a brush to get into the other areas.
#5 You will want to let the paint dry between coats.
The first coat is on in this picture. As you can see, a second coat is needed.
#7 Keep the door propped open slightly until the door completely drys.
It will take a few weeks for it to cure completely, so be careful with it in the meantime. I’m happy with the results! Check back later this week when I post the tutorial on how to make the cute boxwood wreath on my door for $15!!