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Express Yourself 1 qt. Satin Elegant Black Water-Based Front Door Paint

  • Fast dry formula lets you paint and close your door in 8 hours
  • Non fading coating keeps its vivid color through the seasons
  • Easy to use, water based paint in a variety of trendy colors
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About This Product

Modern Masters 1 qt. Satin Elegant Front Door Paint is a high-quality, durable paint that allows you to change the look of your whole house in just one day. Formulated with never-fade technology, the color withstands the elements to retain a rich and vibrant look as time passes. The quick-dry formula allows for easy completion of projects with no mess or heavy lifting. Simply leave your door on its hinges, paint and close the same day with no mess.


  • Suitable for application on exterior or interior door surfaces made of wood or metal
  • Never-fade technology ensures that your door continues to look as good as the first day it was painted
  • 1 qt. covers up to 100 sq. ft., depending on surface porosity
  • Satin sheen provides a smooth, velvety-looking finish
  • Dries to the touch in 30-45 minutes, recoat in 1 hour
  • Use a bonding primer like Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 prior to painting bare wood/metal or surfaces previously coated with oil-based paint
  • Ultra-low VOC formula with virtually no odor
  • Cleans up with soap and water
  • Refer to installation guide for complete instructions and tips including proper steps to determine paint type previously used on door
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Product Information

Internet # 205806060

Model # 275266



Container Size

1 Quart

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

100 sq ft


Color Family



Elegant Satin

Dry to Touch (min.)

45 min

Hexadecimal Value


HSL Value


Minimum Temperature for Use (F)


Paint & Primer in One


Paint Key Features

Fast Drying

Paint Type

Exterior Paint

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Soap & Water

Paint/Stain Features

UV/Fade Resistant

Protection Type

UV/Fade Resistant



RGB Value




Surface Location

Front Door

Surface Material Use

Metal, Wood

Time before recoating (hours)


Tint Base

Base 1



Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

Q:Could you use this paint on a metal door if primed?
by|Nov 1, 2023
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  We like the way you think, Dane! Yes, Rust-Oleum Modern Masters Front Door Paint can be used on metal surfaces with an appropriate primer. A water-based primer must be used, and we recommend Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer! https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-Bulls-Eye-1-2-3-1-Gal-White-Water-Based-Interior-Exterior-Primer-and-Sealer-2001/100398391 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Nov 1, 2023
    Q:Hello doesthis paint is resistant to dog/cat scratches?
    by|Jul 5, 2023
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Happy to help, Mary. Modern Masters Water Based Front Door Paint is a high-quality, durable paint that is formulated with never-fade technology, the color withstands the elements to retain a rich and vibrant look as time passes. Animal nails, particularly dogs, can be very sharp, they may scratch the coating. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

    by|Jul 5, 2023
      Q:Is one quart enough for both sides of the door?
      by|May 7, 2023
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Great question, Irene! Each quart of Rust-Oleum Modern Masters Front Door Paint has a recommended coverage of 80-100 square feet with a single coat. This is typically enough to paint both sides of a door with two coats. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

      by|May 21, 2023
        Q:can i use a foam brush with the front door paint
        by|Mar 22, 2023
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Thank you for reaching out! To ensure the best finish with Rust-Oleum Modern Masters Front Door Paint when brushing, we recommend using a high-quality synthetic bristle brush recommended for water-based paints only. We do not recommend using a foam brush. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Mar 23, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.2 out of 5

          • 4.2 out of 47 reviews
          • 88% recommend this product
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          Goes on smooth
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Who doesn't want to update their door or furniture. I know this paint is design for the door but I did my entertainment center. One can does the job. The paint goes on smoothly and leaves a nice satin finished after painted. There are no streaks after dry. I used to coats. Anyone can use this paint whether you a professional or beginner.
            • Recommended
            I should have painted before!
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I was actually afraid to put a fresh coat of paint on my front door as it is black (as well as the shutters). I thought that they wouldn't match or it would be too difficult to find a matching color for the door. Turns out there is paint made specifically for the front door! It looks so much better now! The only downside was I need more than two coats (in scratched spots) to cover the blemishes. The finish, though, is great and is exactly what the front door should look like. Also, one jar is more than enough to paint the door (and probably all the shutters, too).
              • Recommended
              great coverage, dries fast
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This product came right on time. My husband and I were just discussing repainting our front door and this product by Modern Masters came up and I grabbed it. Me never painting before EVER was a little nervous but this paint went on smoothly. My door was already painted black parts were chipping off and the white prime base was starting to come through. I cleaned the dirt off my door and began to paint. Never heard of self leveling before but OMG it works wonders. My door has such a smooth even finish that it looks like a BRAND NEW DOOR! The paint went on so smooth and quick and it seems like it dries in an instant it's that fast. I put 2 coats on after drying all brush marks disappeared. I can see why this paint has a lot of rave reviews. Go get you some!
                • Recommended
                Modern master express yourself front door pajnt
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I really loved how this paint looked before going on my front door. My doors were originally painted black but over time they have become scratched, chipped and faded. The paint was super smooth going on and kept the same color even after drying. I was SO excited and impressed! My doors look fantastic! I even chose to paint the side door as well!!!
                  • Recommended
                  Great versatility and performance
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’ve used this paint to refresh a metal storm door, the main front door and plastic shutters. I’ve gotten great results with all. One small container was enough to cover both doors. I found the formula quite different from most paints. The first coat applied almost translucent and I was concerned the coverage wouldn’t be good. When I applied the second coat, the color became saturated and beautiful. The color in the container becomes blue after sitting for a while but after a good shake, it really does come out as a rich black with a gloss finish. I used a cabinet roller to avoid paintbrush marks on the doors. I painted it directly on the metal door and shutters with no primer but I primed the main door and frame. The cold weather snuck on us and I still need to apply one last coat on the frame which I can’t wait to do when it’s bit warmer out. I already love how everything looks. The black color adds a lot of character to what used to be a plain white door. Next Spring, I’ll get another bottle to paint all the shutters that remain. I highly recommend this paint.
                    • Recommended
                    Very Happy
                    The paint worked great dried fast, looks rich. Everyone has complimented. It made our new house feel like our new home!
                      • Recommended
                      1 found this review helpful
                      Front door -teal
                      I have bought and used over 4 different paints before trying this. I used the teal over black for my metal front door. It took two coat but looks flawless.
                        • Recommended
                        Absolutely stunning!!!
                        I had a blast painting our front door. It was easy, and it transformed the front entrance. We have received so many compliments on the color.
                          1 found this review helpful
                          I didn't have to take the door off. It dries so I could close the door and not have to worry. Als...
                          I didn't have to take the door off. It dries so I could close the door and not have to worry. Also, I had no streaks. I have used this paint on 4 outside doors! I would recommend to anyone!
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                          • Recommended
                          3 found this review helpful
                          My Hesitancy Was Correct
                          Hi read all of the reviews and was hesitant to try it and despite using a brush and a foam roller my results were not great. What a waste of time. I was hoping this paint would prove to be good but my hopes were too high. I followed all of the rules after chatting with modern Masters but I still blothed a perfect door. better luck next time I guess.
                          Response from Rust-OleumSupportMay 8, 2018
                          Ouch, that's not what we like to hear! We would like to hear more about your application with Rust-Oleum Modern Master Express Yourself Front Door Paint and get to the bottom of this. Feel free to give us a call at 816-683-0201 so we can try to make things right with you.
                          - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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                            4 found this review helpful
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