After giving our old shutters a brand new vintage farmhouse look lets just say a little door fever hit me! We had a screen door that needed to have some love in my pile of to do’s. So armed with my paintbrush and some Fusion Mineral Paint, sharing how to paint an Old Farmhouse Screen Door.
How to Paint an Old Farmhouse Screen Door
- Old Screen Door – keep an eye out at junkyards, garage sales or on the side of the road
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Coal Black
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Beeswax Stick
- Cling On! Brush – F40
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Beeswax
Step 1 – Remove any hardware that your screen door may have. I also ended up removing the fly screen as well because it was only on half the door when I found it.
Step 2 – Pour a cap full of TSP into some warm water and give the whole screen door frame a clean. TSP is perfect for removing all of the grime and grunge that collects over furniture over time. It doesn’t need to be rinsed so once dry your all ready to get painting.
Step 3 – Take your beeswax stick and rub over your door where you would like the wood to come through. Then grab your brush and give the entire door back and front 2 coats of Coal Black. Letting each coat dry in between. Take your sander and distress to your liking. Then it’s time for waxing to seal in all of your hard work. In the above photo, you can see on the left where I have waxed and on the right where I haven’t. Sure does make the coal black pop!
Easy peasy! A project you can do in one afternoon and get busy decorating with!
We have a really bear wall in our hallway which was a perfect spot for our screen! Using some topiary trees from Early Settlers and some Farmhouse Frames that I made a few years back, they have given our hallway a not too cluttered farmhouse look that we love.
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This turned out so great Sam.
Thank you, Deborah!
Sam, Your door turned out great! I painted an old vintage screen door a few years back, with the screen all intact and in good condition. I haven’t a clue why I never took photos of me painting or even about this door. It’s a feature in my art/craft room that I hang artwork onto the screen.
Oh I bet your screen door is beautiful! They are so handy for many things and add such a lovely touch!
Just in time, …..I found a door Im going to use as the door between my kitchen and laundry. Good advice about cleaning first!
Oh, Irene! Your door will look amazing I’m sure!! Would love to see it when it’s all finished! Good luck and happy painting!
Ah, I remember those old screen doors…memories. Looks great! Pinned ♥ I’d like to invite you to bring this post and more over to my new UNLIMITED Monthly Link Party!
Thank you, Dee, and thank you for the invite!
How do you propose to incorporate the old wooden screen door to match in with the entrance door. I have an old queenslander.
Hi Lisa, Thanks for your question.I’m not using as part of my house but more for architectural vintage farmhouse wall art but if I was I would just add some new hinges and doorknob and replace accordingly. Hope that goes some way to answering your question 🙂