Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments about my refinished front door. Several of you were very interested in hearing how I achieved the look so here it goes.
If you missed the front door reveal post it is HERE.
This is how it looked before.
This is a very dark brown.
First I painted it with Cavern Clay by Sherwin Williams. It took three coats over the dark paint since I did not bother to prime first. This is the base color.
I used Sherwin Williams high gloss latex enamel.
Then to add depth and to tone down the color I used Valspar translucent color glaze in Mocha.
You can purchase this at Lowe's. It is around $15, but one bottle goes a long way. I am on my second bottle now and have done a lot of glazing.
This is after the coat of mocha glaze. Looks good, but I wanted more depth added.
When I glaze I use a brush and put it on one section at a time. Like in these rectangle areas I would brush it on and wait a minute and then with a lightly damp cotton rag I wipe it back off and leave extra in the crevices. You just have to work with it to get the aged look you prefer. You can go lighter or heavier.
To add more color and depth I mixed Sherwin Williams Seal Skin (black) with Behr Faux Glaze.
I mixed about three parts glaze to one part paint.
This is the black mixed with glaze.
Here is a close up of the formula. I had it mixed in their sample size and it comes in a satin finish which is what I want to use to mix with glaze.
This shows the depth and richer color after glazing with the black. I repeated the same glazing technique as with the mocha.
Here is a close up of the finished color.
I may end up having to seal the door since it gets so much sun. I am not sure how well this wax will hold up outside.
And there you have it.
Now get those paint brushes and get to work!
Everyone enjoy the weekend. It is a three day weekend for some folks like Mr. Savvy. He will have an extra day to work on his extended garage. Yep, he had another bay added.
I have more paint projects going so y'all come back now!