Monday, August 25, 2014

Elegant Black Porch Door (& Winners!)


A little over a year ago I was introduced to an awesome company called Modern Masters.  The kind folks there asked if I wanted to review their metallic paints, and I jumped at the opportunity!  I loved getting to use their product, so when they approached me about trying out their new front door paint, I couldn't say yes fast enough.

But there was a catch for me...I didn't want to use the paint on our actual front door.  Instead, I was itching to give our back porch door a makeover.  You see, I've been mentally sprucing up our back porch for well over a year now, and getting the porch door painted would be step one of the vision actually coming to life.

So I scanned through the 24, yes 24, amazing color options available and chose Elegant...a rich, classic black.  I wiped my door down so it was free of dirt and lint, and taped off the edges of the door.  Per the directions on the container, since my door was previously painted, I could start painting without priming. Modern Masters boasts that it takes only two coats for full coverage, but I was skeptical...especially since I was going from white to black.

(I skipped taping off the windows, and decided it'd be easier to scrape them with a razor after.  Clearly, I hate taping.)


Here's where I started (booooooooring)...


After coat #1 (I was a bit scared)...


After coat #2 (that looked a little better)...


After coat #3 (almost there)...


And one final coat for good measure (nailed it)...


Although it did take me 4 full coats to cover the white door, the results were worth it.  The paint dried quickly and has a beautiful satin finish that really pops against our home.  The paint was also easy to scrape off the windows.




If you are antsy to revive your entrance, but scared to take the plunge, you can download Modern Masters' free iPhone and Andriod app to instantly see the transformation this paint can make for you.  And once you fall in love with a color, visit select Lowe's and Ace Hardware locations, or go online to Amazon.com and Modern Masters to purchase!


***I was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are 100% mine!!***


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23 comments:

  1. GREAT redo and i also would've been nervous after that first coat but it turned out beautifully!!

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    1. I definitely was...eeeek! Thankfully it worked out perfectly! Thanks Trina! :)

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  2. Love your new painted black! I was just telling my husband last night, I might paint the outside of our french doors black!

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  3. Love the black (I'm a little biased though, haha!)! The door definitely pops now! Did I miss where you painted the stripes on the floor or is that new? Seriously so fab!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! Nope, you didn't miss it. I still need to post about it...months later. Whooops! :)

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  4. it looks great- and i am with shannon- share about the stripes! hello!

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  5. Love how that turned out. I want a door that pops someday. I also would like to discuss those stripes! Hello beautiful.

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  6. I tried black for my front door and I really liked it too. I used to have a white, and then a red door. My friends all told me that a red door would be good luck, so I tried it.

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  7. The door is gorgeous Gabby! Also dying to know about the floors!!

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    1. Thanks Summer!! I'll have to put a post together about it one day! ;)

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  8. Brilliantly made home painting, it looks like you are an expert. My thumbs to you guys for your creativity.

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  9. It looks awesome - the black is such a great statement.

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    1. I agree...I really love the statement it makes! :) Thanks Kim!!

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  10. These doors are really winners. Great job.

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  11. Love the way the door turned up, looking to do the same with mine.

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