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Front of a house featuring lawn front yard area and outdoor dining furniture.

Overview

In just a weekend, you can freshen up your front entrance with a statement door and 2 painted pots. You'll need about 4.5 hours to complete this project, plus drying time.

Steps

1Day 1

Step 1

Begin your day at Bunnings. Be sure to take your shopping list with you and get everything you need.

Step 2

Give your front door a wash with the sugar soap as per the instructions, then sand the surface to a dull finish.

Step 3

Wipe the surface clean. Then apply the first coat of paint to the door. This will take roughly 2 hours to dry.

Step 4

Now it's time to dust off your pots and put down a drop sheet. Take the spray paint and apply one coat to each pot. They'll only take around 30 minutes. Now your work is done for the day. Time to sit back and watch your favourite show, guilt-free.

2Day 2

Step 1

Lightly sand the door again, then apply a second coat of paint and leave to dry for 2 hours. 

Step 2

While the door is drying, apply a second coat of spray paint to the pots.

Step 3

Finish by showing off your incredible handiwork to your friends and family, or even share it on your socials.

3A door worth knocking on

Now all that's left to do is head into your local Bunnings to collect everything you need to get your door and front entrance looking good as new!

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.