It doesn’t look dramatically different in these photos, but let me tell you what a black door will do to your house’s ego! The wood door was a little weather beaten and the shutters were a faded blue color. I used a quart of black satin paint from Lowes. Climbed out the top window…painted all the shutters and, somehow, managed not to fall off the roof. The door is wood…so I did a little sanding, then primed it and painted one coat of black satin using a paint brush. I use the “Purdy” paint brush…it’s a little bit more expensive, but worth it! I will probably do a second coat sometime because there are just a few spots that bother me. I LOVE MY DOOR! Now for some Christmas decorations.