Your garage door will have an effect on the look of your home, whether you like it or not. This means having a great looking garage door can influence the visual style of the home. The good thing is you can improve the look of your garage door by painting it.
If this is done right, your garage door will end up looking amazing and blend in with the style and them of your home. If done wrong, you will wish you would have left it the way it was. Below are some great tips that will go a long way in ensuring the job is done right.
How much paint?
There are two main factors that will determine the amount of paint you are going to need for your garage door, the size of the door and the type of material it is made of.
A wooden door will take more paint to cover when compared to an aluminum door. If you are painting over the same colour or tone, you will need less paint than if you were painting from a dark to light or light to dark colour. The best bet is going with a whole gallon of colour, which will ensure the paint is enough for the job, and you will have some left in case you might need to retouch later.
Before you can start the process, you will need to do a couple of things. The door needs to be ready for painting. Most doors are usually covered in dirt, dust, cobwebs, grime, or oxidised paint. Pressure washing both sides is the best way to go. Sand the surface, and you don’t have to worry about the surface sanding evenly, provided the grime and grit are off.
When painting the garage door, do it as you would any other surface. Paint using long and slow strokes. The surface should be covered by a single coat and let it dry before you apply another. If you want to have a solid and even color on the entire door, just use a roller and a brush for those smaller surface areas. If you are interested in seeing the brush strokes, go with a paintbrush.
In no time, your garage door will be looking new and will improve the look of the house. With the above tips, you will have an easier time painting the garage door.