DIY enthusiast proves how painting a UPVC door can transform homes – and it only cost £10

A simple splash of paint can make all the difference when it comes to an ugly front door


Looking to make a good first impression from the exterior of your house, but currently have an attractive front door? This is the DIY hack for you. You won't believe the difference painting a UPVC door can make! Plus it's so cheap.

One DIY enthusiast, Cora Seaman, has proved how a £10 tin of Rust-Oleum goes a long way when it comes to transforming the exterior of our homes.

Cora used a few coats of the Universal All-Surface Paint to banish all trace of her brown UPVC front door. The makeover has worked a treat and cost next-t0-nothing when compared to the price of replacing a front door.

If you're feeling inspired read this: How to paint your front door – to create plenty of kerb appeal

Take a look at the amazing results of this affordable front door hack for inspiration.

UPVC front door makeover before

front door with wooden door and flower pot

(Image credit: @cora_loves/RustOleum)


Presumably not Cora's personal choice, the front door was a brown wood-effect finish. Not fooling anyone with it's wood-effect element this door was a prime candidate for a budget makeover.

While UPVC doors has revolutionised the glazing and door induct over the last 3o years, they are not always the most attractive solution. Using a new advance paint and primer in one, plastic front doors are getting a whole new look. – without any hassle.

UPVC front door makeover after

front door with duck egg color and plant in pots

(Image credit: @cora_loves/RustOleum)

Wow, we think you'll agree the results are pretty impressive. The brown has been replaced with a summery shade of Duck Egg. With a wide range of colours available the possibilities are endless.

paint with duck egg color and paint can

(Image credit: TBC)

With prices starting from as little as £10 for 250ml this is one cost-effective DIY Hack. The new formula mean there's no need to prime the surface first before you paint. Taking out not only a lot of hard work, but also an added cost of buying a primer on top of a paint. What's not to love?

Related: Homes with these door numbers achieve the highest sale prices – is yours on the list?

While the weather is nice it's the perfect time to tackle exterior DIY jobs.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.