Our french doors in the family room were very tired looking. They were a dingy white and the argon in many of the panes it starting to fog. Ideally we would replace it, but it’s not really at the top of our priority list right now. Then, one day I was sorting through e-mails when I saw one from Chris loves Julia and their newly paint onyx door, and I was instantly excited. I couldn’t believe how much architectural interest the door brought to the room when it was painted a dark color, and conveniently for me I had a whole gallon of Martha Stewart’s Seal sitting in my garage from when we painted the foyer.
Glidden Duo Review
- It covers well, but is thinner than most paint and primers in one meaning is also covers more sq footage.
- It’s easy to scrape of windows.
- The color was true to the paint chip.
- At $24 a gallon it’s cheaper than Behr or Valspar.
- Almost no smell.
- It’s runny. I had difficulty cutting in around molding because it dripped and ran so much. In fact I was almost in tears as I watched it run onto the new bright white wainscoting.
- Although it covered well with a roller, because of how thin the paint is it didn’t cover as well with a brush.
- The semi-gloss is shinier than other semi-glosses on the market.
- It comes in limited colors.
I’m going to be using it on our bathroom vanities as well, so I’ll let you know how it hold ups there.
Update: Finished the bathroom vanities and they look awesome! See them here!
Have any of you painted a door something other than white?