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For a punch of color and a simple update, a fresh coat of paint on the front door goes a long way. In addition to giving the front of your house a fresh, welcoming new look, painting your front door can also help seal it from the elements—especially if it’s been awhile since it’s been. painted.

It only takes about a quart of paint to cover most exterior doors, so it should be a pretty low-cost upgrade. You should choose an exterior paint that’s designed for the climate you live in; because a door gets a lot of use, durability is important. In addition to your paint, you’ll just need a drop cloth, a brush, and painter’s tape for this quick project.