These homeowners wanted to match the color of their garage door to the color of their shutters. Some people may think this is tough for a garage door manufacturer to do, however, Clopay residential steel garage doors now can be painted in over 1,800 colors, thanks to their newer program known as Clopay Color Blast.
They use Sherwin Williams Solar Reflective Polane® paint, which is professional grade. It gives you a high-quality and durable finish. The paint even lowers the surface temperature of your garage door, reducing the effects that the hot Ohio summer heat can have on your steel door. This type of professional grade paint also has a component that makes it harder than most paints for extra durability through the years.
You may wonder, “How do I know this paint is so great?”. And we’ll tell you.
Clopay tested this painting system over a long period of time. They actually tested it over 3,000 hours to be exact. The team of testers did numerous rounds of spraying salt and humidity on these painted garage doors to see how it would hold up over time. This finish actually has a five-year warranty. Even though we’re in Ohio, it’s impressive to know it meets a five-year exposure requirement that is necessary for Florida homeowners.
You can get a garage door with the newer Color Blast Sherwin Williams Solar Reflective Polane® paint on Clopay’s Avante, Gallery, and Classic collections. They’ll even match the window frames you choose for your garage door.
Maybe you’re a DIY kind of person asking “Can I paint my own garage door?”. The answer is yes. You can. You’ll want to make sure you use a high quality exterior latex paint, not an oil-based paint. Here’s a step-by-step guide guide for painting your own garage door if you’re feeling gutsy. If you’re not a fan of washing paint out of your hair at the end of the day, try our friends at Buckeye House Painting. They’d love to help.