The front door is painted and dry. I ended up putting just one more coat of the new color on. I used Benjamin Moore's Aura exterior in black. That paint is awesome.
Below is a picture of the door painted BM Black Jack, remember I thought it looked a bit bluish? I'm scrolling up and down and don't see much of a difference in these pictures. In person it does look darker and I'm happy with the way it turned out. I used a low lustre finish so I think that makes a difference in the way the color came out.
Now let's talk about storm doors. I found out that a door that gets more than a couple hours of direct sun and is painted a dark color is not a good combination for a storm door. The glass will trap too much heat against the entry door and could damage it.
For the first time we took the glass out and added the screen so my new paint job will last. I've never liked the way the storm door looks and I'm thinking about removing it.
Much better this way don't you think? If we lived in a mild climate I wouldn't even have to think about it but our winters can be harsh and long and I wonder how efficient the wood door alone would be. Anyone out there have a wood door without a storm door? I would hate to have us freeze just for aesthetics. :)
I can't wait to see how the door looks with the new siding and will share pictures once things get started.