DIY: Front Door Painting Trick

One of the easiest project you can DIY this Spring is repainting your front door. A fresh coat of paint, on the front door, can help your entry way take on any personality.

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For Content, our front door has been


for help since we bought the house in 2014.

We wanted to keep the historic charm, matching the original front door paint color. The closest match we could find was Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green (plus or minus a few adjustments). 

Here's our local paint shop color matching the window shutter I brought in

Rose Petal BM 2010-60

If you're not aware, most paint counters will color match just about anything. Bring them in a swatch of fabric or a petal from your favorite flower and they use a scanner to match the color. Chances are "Flower Petal" is actually a Benjamin Moore color, but you know what I mean...

As DIYers, John and I rely on a few steadfast materials and products, but our renovation arsenal just grew by one with the find of Masking Liquid H2O (

available on Amazon


Masking Liquid H2O is easily applied to glass or any surface (I believe) and acts like blue painter's tape but in a liquid form. It's pretty phenomenal, and no, this is not a paid advertisement.

The basic process is:

  • First, you paint on masking H2O, applying it to the surface you don't want to get paint on. The liquid is milky at first, which help with application, then dries clear. USER NOTE: Next time I use this product, I will apply two coats to achieve a more rubbery peel as opposed to the shattered plastic (seen below).

  • After you allow the masking H2O to dry you can then proceed to paint regularly (or in my case all over ever surface that isn't suppose to get painted...)

  • Once your regular paint application is complete you allow the paint to dry for 24 hours. Then with a multi-tool or razor, you score along the edge and peel away the Masking Liquid H2O including any paint that has 'runneth over'.

Always more to paint on an old house...

What do you think, will you give this painting trick a try? Comment below with your thoughts on this DIY!

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