I am getting ready to repaint that front door I mentioned a while back. My kids have insisted that it must stay some shade of green. I asked why.
They said, "Because Bilbo's door is green and maybe some dwarves will stop by someday!"
I replied, "Wherever Gandalf's mark is... there will be dwarves!"
But seriously, I've gotten a lot of different advice concerning this door. Someone suggested that the direct sunlight concentrated on this section of the door made the paint bubble and that I should look for a high heat resistant paint. Another person suggested that it was because the door wasn't primed correctly that caused it to bubble but the major bubbling was only in one section, not all over. Presumably, if one section wasn't primed, the whole door wasn't primed so why wouldn't the paint have bubbled all over? Maybe it was a combination of the two factors. My plan is to scrape and sand down the bubbles as best I can, prime really well and then paint. I had thought about going with a lighter color by quite a few shades, but I'm wondering if that's necessary. I also need to choose a door color that will compliment the trim color and brick color. The siding and trim will be painted this fall (probably all one color instead of two) and the brick, while staying the same, is a color that I would like to alter by choosing colors that pull out the pink, grey and red and tone down the orange. Here is a picture of the brick, siding, trim and door right now.
seeing this inspiration picture, but now, I'm leaning towards the darker. Need to decide by Saturday. What do you think?