Front Door Paint Makeover -“Playful” by Modern Masters

I made over my front door using Modern Masters Front Door paint line. The coverage of the paint was amazing. I love how my door turned out!

Ever since we moved into our house I’ve wanted to really put our mark on the house. Something that makes me really think “This is our house.” For me, that meant painting the front door. Our neighbors on either side of us have fun front doors that bring personality to their houses, so I wanted the same thing. However, painting the front door was super low on the priority list. Like SUPER low. So I kind of just let the idea of painting the front door go, until I met the folks from Modern Masters at Haven. Jess and I had some fun in the photo booth and I found the perfect plum color, “Playful” from their line of front door paint.

front door paint

Well, the folks at Modern Masters were kind enough to send me a quart of “Playful” a few weeks ago, so I finally got to makeover my front door! Which you saw in my Halloween wreath post.

front door paint

Let me tell you, not only is the color amazing and everything I ever wanted, but the front door paint is amazing to work with! This picture was taken after starting the first coat. I don’t really have a lot of progress pictures because I was, well, painting. And the color is way off because I took the picture with my phone.

front door paint

I ended up doing 3 coats to make sure I had the best coverage possible. I used a short handled brush for more control and started by painting the little square/rectangle details (like in the above picture). Then I moved on to the rest of the door. The paint didn’t really stink that bad either, it smelled kind of like hair dye. And when you color your hair as much as I used to you get kind of used to it. And after 3 coats of paint I barely used any! I took this picture after I was done painting and you can see I barely made a dent in the container. 

front door paint

The other great part of this front door paint is that it dries in an hour! Well, two if you need more coats. I slapped on a coat of paint, cleaned the house or worked on something else, slapped on another coat, made dinner (and ate it), then threw on the last coat and shut the front door an hour later. Even better, it cleans up with soap and water in no time! Shut the front door! 

front door paint

I love the contrast between the plum and our oil rubbed bronze hardware too. I was worried it would blend in to the darker color, but it doesn’t. 

front door paint

The color is just what I’ve been wanting and looking for since we moved in. Now I can’t help but smile when I pull into the driveway and walk up the stairs. Plum was one of Jesse and I’s wedding colors, so the color itself has meaning to us. It doesn’t hurt that it’s just gorgeous in general. 

front door paint

Now that the front door is painted, and since I have so much paint left, I’m planning on painting our French doors in the back and our door that comes in from the garage too. It’s been raining, so I haven’t had a chance to do that yet. I’ve also been thinking that I may paint the inside of the front door too. I think our house could use some more “playfulness.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’ve been thinking about painting your front door, then you need to check out this line from Modern Masters. They have 24 different colors to choose from and there’s even an app! Download the Front Door Paint app (it’s free), take a picture of your door and you can get an idea for how that color will look on your door.

*I was not paid or compensated for this post. I did receive my quart of Modern Masters Front Door Paint free of charge, but all thoughts and opinions are my own*


  1. i love it! it’s unexpected which makes me love it more!

  2. I love that color!! Such a cool shade! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love the color of your front door! It looks great. Our front door was already painted when we moved in, so I didn’t have to do it, but I love “fun” colored front doors so I’m glad it was already done for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love the color of your door! It really works so well. Front door is black and I really want to paint it bright red so it pops out more. Brass hardware and all… can’t decide!

  5. That is such a gorgeous color. I love the new look of the door!

  6. JEALOUS! I too have been wanting to paint our front door lol. We’ll probably have to put ours in the garage when we do it though, because there’s no way I’d be able to keep two little sets of hands off the drying paint lol. Maybe I’ll be more brave in the spring ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s good to know what paint to use at least!

  7. Love the color! I love Modern Masters too!

  8. Hi!

    I am considering purchasing this product for my new front door. Do you have a metal front door? Did you prime before you painted? Did you use a brush to paint the entire door or just the inside panels the roll the rest? If you only used a brush, what size? 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch, etc.? What brand of brush did you use? Thanks!!

    • Hi CC! I do have a metal front door and no, I did not need to prime before painting. I used a short handled brush for the whole door, I believe it was 2-3 inches. I’m not sure of the brand, I just went with the most affordable at my local hardware store. The paint container gave great instructions for the type of bristles the brush should have!

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