Curb appeal. Every homeowner wants to improve theirs, but they typically don’t want to spend a fortune doing it. There is so much involved in improving your curb appeal that you could spend tens of thousands of dollars and still have more to do. One way to improve your curb appeal more cost efficiently is by toning your wood front door.
What is Wood Toning?
Wood toning is a method of using stain mixtures to give your existing wood a darker, richer tone. You often see toning done on kitchen or bathroom cabinets and handrails to give an updated look at a fraction of the cost.
Is My Front Door a Good Candidate?
If your door is real, solid wood it is likely a good candidate for wood toning. It should be free of any major dents or scratches to be easily toned. If there is excessive wear and tear, the door should be sanded to get the best outcome.
Benefits of Toning
The benefits to wood toning your front door are primarily focused on cost savings. You can get a great looking door, one that looks practically brand new, for very little cost compared to that of a new door. New front doors run anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 from start to finish according to an article on Angie’s List. Compare that to a project that is likely less than $500 and you can see the savings pile up quickly!
If you are in the market for a fresh new look for your home’s exterior, consider using the wood toning technique to save money while getting a great “new” door! Call Natural Born Painters today if you have any questions. We’ll be happy to schedule a free in-home consultation, so you’ll know exactly how much you’ll save! Call 208-861-9805 today!