Painting a Garage Door

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It can be very easy and straightforward without hiring costly painters, only if you have enough knowledge on painting metal garage doors.

So if you’re looking for a step-by-step guide on painting garage doors, you’re at the right place. In this article, we’ll help guide you through painting your garage door to match the home exterior design that you’ve always dreamed off.

 

Preparation

Getting your door all painted and pretty can be easily achieved with some basic preparatory steps listed below:

 

  1. Dusting

Garage doors can be really dusty given that they are constantly presented to the outside world. Simply put on a dust mask and eye goggles before jumping into the cleaning procedure.

It is worth putting down a dirty cloth on the ground that is connected to the garage door so that cleaning up is easy. Use a flat scraper to remove any blistered or flaking paint, so that the door is ready for rubbing.

 

  1. Rubbing

Take either a coarse sandpaper or a wire brush and start rubbing the door up and down. You can use a small step ladder if some areas are high and out of reach. Pay particular attention to the very sides and corners of your door because these areas usually have more dirt on them.

When utilizing sandpapers, cut it down the middle and crease another portion of the half piece. Doing this will give you a sanded surface to grasp. Grasping can be made all the simpler on the off chance that you have a little wooden square. Simply wrap the bit of sandpaper around the square so you have a comment which keeps the paper from slipping out of your hands.

 

  1. Washing

After all these dusting and cleaning, take household detergent, diluted with water. Washing your garage door will remove any dust, grease or dirt which may prevent the paint from sticking to the surface of the garage door.

While you’re planning, ensure that you cover any handles or bolt with veiling tape and paper to dispose of the likelihood of getting paint on them. Let everything dry and now you can proceed onward to the genuine activity, The Painting.

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Painting

This is clearly the principle and most vital part to get your garage door painted. Take these simple steps to get a thorough understanding of the procedure.

 

  1. Applying Primer

Before you continue on to painting the entryway, you have to apply a layer of Primer. Simply read the guidelines on the Primer tin. Primer and Paint are applied in the very same way. Sufficiently
enable some time for the Primer to dry out, before proceeding onward to applying the paint.

 

  1. Applying Paint

The Paint can be connected at temperatures between 7 degrees and 25 degrees centigrade. Be that as it may, check the maker’s guidelines named on the tin of paint just in case.

Open the door and begin painting along the edges and the base. Apply a thin coat, to begin with. Once the edges are dry, close the door and start painting the highest point of the door. Work your way down into the stages and panels. You can use a brush or a paint roller to apply a thin coat, to the point that the entire door is smothered in paint.

At that point clean the brushes or roller utilizing a prepared to utilize brush cleaner. Give the paint a chance to dry altogether for the time indicated on the tin and after that, examine the cover. If
necessary, apply another layer of paint.

Once you are happy with the look and feel, take off the unmasking tape off the handles and bolts, and any other extra pieces of your garage door that you don’t want painted.

If you read the article thoroughly, you are all set to change a dirty and old looking garage door to awesome newly painted garage door. Or maybe you have had your garage door looking a particular way for years and you’re looking for a change up of colour and design. If you have any further questions or are looking to get your garage door repaired or installed then please do not hesitate to fill out our contact form here.