Paint A Door To Look Like Rustic Wood From A Spanish Style Homes

by THAT Painter Lady

Faux Wood Grain Painting On DoorsPaint Finishes That Look Like Wood. Spanish style homes need great old rustic wood doors. Spanish style doors will start the experience of your hacienda style home on the right foot.

“Where did you find that door?” This is a question asked over and over, by visitors to the home of one of my clients. The door in question had been a very bland builder grade door that every home in the subdivision had… all homes had the same boring door.

Front doors are not generally screened from the outside world and they are the first thing any visitor sees upon reaching your doorstep. Have you ever stood waiting for a friend to answer their door, and perused your surroundings… including the door. First impressions count, even if the first impression is by someone who has visited your home many times.


But wait… most of us don’t have rustic old Spanish style doors.  We might have old doors… that may even look rustic, but probably not in a good way.

So what can you do to create an entry that will scream Spanish style? You could replace your door, at considerable expense. Or…. you could paint your door with faux wood graining to resemble a rustic hacienda style door. Painting may seem like it would shout “painted door” to the viewer, but their is a technique that will enhance any door and bring it back to life.

I have seen a trend in painting front doors that does help freshen up the door and give it a new lease on life. But if a red, yellow or blue door isn’t to your liking, what if you could paint the door to follow your Spanish style theme?

Painting Faux Wood Doors

I have a client who wanted her plain white builder grade doors changed to a Mexican style so badly, and could not find anyone to do them for her. She asked if I would teach her how to faux wood grain her own doors… and I said I
would be glad to teach her how.

I love to teach anyone to use paint and glaze in creative ways… especially if they think they don’t have any talent. Really… the techniques I teach are so easy to learn and the supplies are so cheap, where can you go wrong? It is, after all, only paint.

Tina and I Spent The Day Faux Wood Graining Doors and
I Video Taped The Entire Process

Tina stood right next to me as I taught how to mix and apply the glaze. She learned that the tools and supplies are simple and easy to use. You will be watching me work right over my shoulder. It is an amazing and easy process… and you will see the door transformed right before your eyes.

You will get to see from start to finish how I used these easy faux wood grain techniques to create fantastic decorative and realistic wood graining. I know you can have the same results on your doors too.

Wood Grain PaintingCheck out all the details about this new Faux Wood Painting on Doors Video

Myrna Williams May 8, 2008 at 6:58 am

I have an old painted door that I want to use outside in my garden as a landscape piece. I want to give it a rustic look. How do I do this?

THAT Painter Lady May 8, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Hi Myrna…

Do you want your old painted door to look like a rustic painted door or a wood door without paint that is rustic?

Kristin May 12, 2008 at 8:26 am

I want to use this wood graining paint technique on my front door to create that rustic look – but my door is painted a dark brown color on the outside and its painted white on the inside facing door. Do i need to strip all of this paint?

THAT Painter Lady May 12, 2008 at 8:55 am

Hi Kristin, No you don’t need to strip the paint. The base color for wood graining is a yellow gold color… so you just paint the entire door with the gold. Then proceed with the wood graining effect. 🙂

stephanie November 19, 2008 at 4:56 am

Hi Kristin,

I live in Germany, and am considering purchasing your video. However, before I make that commitment, I am wondering if the products that you use are everyday paints and colors that one can get anywhere. As I am sure you can imagine, if there are special products not available here, then the video might not be practical for me.


THAT Painter Lady November 19, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Hi Stephanie,

The wood graining video does take some special colorants and glazes. But… If you purchase the video I would be happy to help you figure out some alternatives to the products I use.

I know that a solution can always be found! 🙂

And… if you purchase the video and it’s not “just” what you need – remember that I have a full money back guarantee so you aren’t at risk for anything.

Hope to hear from you soon.

THAT Painter Lady

Jami January 23, 2013 at 5:27 am

Wondering if the video is still available or is there anything online? Have a plain ole door that I’m wanting to convert to Spanish style. Please send any info available or tell me where I can purchase.

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