Can I Paint My Garage Door?

by | May 27, 2021

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The color of your garage door matters just as much as the colors used on the rest of your building – a well-chosen hue will pull together the appearance of your entire home exterior, while an improper shade will disrupt even the most harmonious design. Garage doors are made from various materials, wood, aluminum and plastic being among the most common solutions and fortunately, you can find a wide range of paints for each material type. Here is how to give your garage the color makeover you want:

  • Clean the surface – whatever material your door is made from, the surface needs to be perfect clean before applying your paint because that is the only way to ensure maximum adhesion. With most materials, cleaning with a mild detergent and warm water is all you need;
  • Use a primer if necessary – not all materials and not all paints need priming, the best way to find out is by checking the instructions of the paint you want to use;
  • Apply the paint – most latex exterior paints are suitable for garage doors, too. Pick the best quality that you can afford, apply the first coat as indicated in the instructions, then wait for the coat to dry completely to be able to decide whether a second coat is needed.  It is recommended that if you need Denver garage door repair services to have that done, prior to painting your garage door, you may even want to have a new garage door installed with the color and design of your choice.

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