How to Paint a Garage Door?08/23/2014 Back To Blog
How often do you see boring, unappealing garages in your neighborhood? Have you been wondering why this happens when in fact, the garages next to them are designed and painted really well and look stunning? It's hard to see the logic and this is true in some cases. That's why you need to be mindful when enhancing the look of your door.
How do we paint them, you may ask?
* Right equipment. Get the right equipment to start off. Just using the right brush and the highest quality paint makes you feel confident of the results.
* Choosing the time ideal for painting. Too much air and heat, and the paint will turn blotchy. The best way to do it is in the shade, with moderate humidity. Also ensure that there is no dust as it tends to stick to wet paint.
* Start and finish. Painting needs to be done with consistency, so there are no uneven coatings. From start to finish, the path followed by the brush should be consistent.
* Completion of the job. A paint job shouldn't be left unfinished or stopped midway. Check the panels and frames to see if there are areas that are not painted well. If there are some spaces, this warrants another round of coating.
* Primer use. A primer is a coat that promotes adhesion and durability of the topcoat. Some products are actually designed as one package consisting of paint and a primer, which actually saves a huge amount of money.
* Knowledge and skills. Being knowledgeable and experienced goes a long way in handling even the toughest jobs, and that includes painting garage doors.
Painting a garage door may seem too easy, but there's actually more to it than just swiping your brush and filling out the surface with new paint. There are so many things that one must do to achieve a soft, shiny overall finish. This is nearly impossible to achieve if you don't have the right skills and equipment.