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How to Paint a Front Door with a Paint Sprayer

Boost your curb appeal by learning how to paint your front door the easy way using a Wagner paint sprayer. Add a pop of color or keep it neutral!



Giving your front door a pop of color is a great way to boost your home’s curb appeal. And with a FLEXiO 4300 paint sprayer from Wagner you’ll get it done fast with professional looking results. Plus, it's easy and fun!


front door before painting


front door after painting

Gather Your Materials

Start by gathering your materials. For this project you'll need:

  • FLEXiO 4300 Paint Sprayer
  • Exterior paint and primer (enough for two coats)
  • Paper or plastic sheeting
  • Painters’ tape
  • Canvas drop cloths
  • Dust mask
  • Safety glasses

gather your supplies

Sand the Door

Start by sanding the door with 150 grit or higher sandpaper. This will help remove the old finish and allow the new coat to have something to stick to.

sand the door

Clean the Door

Afterwards, clean the door with a damp rag to remove any dirt, dust, grime or sanded finish.

clean the door

Prepare Your Sprayer

Set up your FLEXiO 4300 sprayer using the Gravity Nozzle. This is perfect for jobs like this where it might be difficult getting into corners and other tight areas.

sprayer gravity feed nozzle

Practice Your Spray Pattern

Practice your spray pattern on a piece of cardboard. Adjust your air flow, material flow and spray width until you're satisfied with the spray pattern. Every paint and stain is different, but generally you'll need to thin exterior paint by 10-15% with the Gravity Nozzle to achieve a super smooth finish.

practice the spray pattern

Start Spraying

Now you're ready to spray! One tip is to remove the weather stripping on the door so you can paint all the way to the door's edges without getting paint inside the house.

spraying front door

Finish Painting the Door

You can adjust the spray pattern to horizontal or vertical depending on the direction you're spraying. If you're completely changing the color of the door, two coats of paint might be needed for best coverage.

painting front door

Enjoy Your New Font Door

Enjoy your freshly painted front door! Whether you completely changed the color of the door or simply touched up the paint, this easy DIY will be sure to make a difference and wow your guests.

front door after painting
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