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Garage Door Painting
If your garage needs a much-needed facelift, you should try painting your garage door. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the general appearance of your property and it can also improve the effectiveness of your garage door. Like all painted parts of the house, the garage door is bound to start chipping and peeling off after some time, which can impact its usefulness.
If yours is made out of metal, you may already be experiencing issues with your door but there are a couple of things that you can do to restore your door’s previous finish. Although small compared to other home improvement projects, painting your garage doors can go a long way towards improving the exterior aesthetics of your home. Here are some tips to help you with garage door painting:
Pick the right time to paint your garage
When painting anything, it is essential to pick the absolute best time to ensure that your paint job is a success. As such, the temperatures on the day that you want to paint should be perfect; not too cold or too hot to ensure that the paint adheres to the surface properly.
You will also need to make sure that the weather will remain calm throughout because the rain can ruin the painting process. Before you pick a date, make sure that you pay attention to the weather forecast. Also, begin early enough so that you can make the most out of the sunlight available.
Prep the garage door surface
Prep work is important because it will determine the success or failure of the paint job, as well as its durability. The garage door needs to be sanded to remove any paint that has peeled. If your garage door is metallic, you will also have to make sure that there no signs of rust. If the metal is exposed, a primer will have to be applied to protect it from rusting or becoming exposed any further.
Clean the garage door
Clean the surface of the garage door before you paint over it to ensure that you get a smooth effect. Try and pay careful attention to the bottom of the garage door as this is where dirt tends to build up. Do not start the garage door painting process until the surface has dried completely.
Prime and paint
If you are thinking about making a drastic change, you will have to invest in a quality primer designed for outdoor use. To get the best results, it is recommended that you use a latex based paint and use a roller to create thin layers. Each thin coat should dry completely before the next one is applied.