How to paint your garage door the right way.

Sometimes your house could use a facelift, but your garage door isn’t to the point where you want to replace it yet. At that point, is a new coat of paint on your garage door a good option? We hear that question a lot, and the answer is yes. People often forget how much your garage door effects your home’s curb appeal – updating your garage door can literally make it look like a new house.

Our manufacturer Clopay has a lot of great tips for how to paint your garage door, and we’ve done some digging for you too. Painting your garage door not only helps keep it looking snazzy, but it also helps preserve it. Clopay recommends painting wood garage doors every 1 to 2 years.

How to Paint a Garage Door

  • Pick a durable, exterior latex paint – it’s worth the investment. You don’t want to use oil based paint.
  • Shoot for painting when there’s low humidity, and between 50 and 75 degrees.
  • Clean the entire surface with an all-purpose cleaner and rinse. Leave about an hour to let it dry, and then tape off the edges so you have clean lines.
  • You’ll want to lay down a primer, and let it dry about 12 hours.
  • Pick a color you love for your paint – Bob Vila says you can plan on about a gallon of paint being adequate for most 2 car garages.
  • Read his step-by-step here if you need to reference as you go!

If you decide a new door would be a better investment than if you chose to paint your garage door, we can help solve your curb appeal woes! We have a ton of garage door collections that you can choose from, including lots of customizable options to fit your vision for your home. And if you find a repair needs done as you’re checking out your garage door situation, give us a call! we do garage door repair in Upper Arlington, Dublin, Powell, Lewis Center, Bexley, Hilliard, Pataskala, and pretty much anywhere else in and around downtown Columbus.

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