1250 West 180th Lane Lowell, IN 46356 219-696-4279

A How-To Guide for Painting Your Garage Door

If you’re feeling crafty with spring right around the corner, it might be time to consider painting your garage door. Painting your garage door can not only add a little pizazz to your home, it can also improve your home’s curb appeal and possibly its value, too.

Choose the Right Time of Year

It is important that you choose the right time of year to paint your garage door, because if it is too wet, too hot, or too cold, the paint may be affected, and potentially ruined. Late spring is often a great time for this, just be sure to check the weather forecast in advance to ensure that there will not be any rain for the next few days! Further, choose a sunny day to paint, and start early. This way, the sunshine will give the paint plenty of time to dry.

Get the Garage Door Ready

The next step is getting the garage door ready by making sure it’s cleaned and prepped. It is important that you do a thorough job in cleaning, so use a power washer or a firm scrub brush to remove dirt and debris.

Once the door is completely clean and completely dry, start the preparation for paint. This involves taping all areas that you do not want to get paint on, such as the edges around the doors. Put a tarp down on the ground as well in case you spill any paint.

Depending on what color you’re putting on, you will also need to put a layer of primer on first before you start to paint. Be sure to choose the right primer – not all are meant for outdoor use!

Paint and Wait

Finally, it is time to paint. Use small amount of paint and apply in thin layers rather than globbing a whole bunch on at once. Let each layer dry completely before applying another.

Contact a Garage Door Professional

While a paint job can certainly improve the look of your garage door, don’t be fooled, if your garage door is dated or damaged, you may be in need of a full garage door repair. If this is the case, do not hesitate to contact the professionals at Affordable Garage Door, Inc. Serving those in Lake County, Indiana for over 30 years, we’re the best in the industry when it comes to garage door servicing, repair, and replacement. For a free quote, call us today at 219-696-4279.