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Can I Repaint My Garage Door?

Yes! Absolutely you can repaint your garage door! Your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team has some ideas and guidelines to help make your project easier. These tips are for repainting a metal door, not a wooden one. We hope you find these ideas useful.

Materials Needed to Paint The Garage Door

Painting your garage door is an easy job for DIY’ers. If your door has weathered and faded, is a color that is now considered ‘dated’, or needs some sprucing up, painting your garage is a job you’re going to enjoy. Here’s a list of supplies needed to get your door painted and looking great again.

  • 4” nylon or polyester paint brush
  • A short pile 4” paint roller
  • A paint tray
  • Masking tape for windows
  • 220 fine grit sandpaper
  • Rags for cleaning the door and to clean up

The Best Paint for Garage Doors

  • A coat of primer on your door before painting is a good idea. It will help your top coat adhere to the door better.
  • How much paint you are going to need depends on the size of your door. Typically, a double garage door needs about a gallon of paint to cover it. Here are some tips:
  • Use a matte finish or semi-gloss latex paint for your top coat.
  • If you are trying to update your home check to see what colors are trending for homes. It may or may not blend with the rest of your home, but it might give you some ideas on what you’d like to do with your garage door.
  • If your garage door faces the south the sun will cause darker colors to fade sooner and may also cause the metal of your garage door to warp and bend. If the door is in the direct sunlight consider lighter colors that will reflect some of the sunlight.

Prep Work – the Key to Great Painting

Getting your door cleaned and ready for painting is key to a long-lasting paint job. If your door is dirty or has oil on it, it won’t be long and you’ll find your paint peeling. You really want to do great prep work, it will be worth every minute of your time. Here’s what you need to do to extend the life of your paint job:

  • Wash your door with trisodium phosphate (TSP). It will remove any dirt, oil, or chalking.
  • Rinse the door thoroughly with clean water. Give it time to dry.
  • If there are any indentations on your door use the 220 grit sandpaper (no steel wool, please) to ‘roughen’ the surface up a bit.
  • Remove any dust with a damp cloth.

Apply a Primer Coat

A coat of base primer is not required, but it is a good idea as it will help your top coat to adhere. The primer coat will need 16 hours to dry before applying your top coat.

Lay Down The Final Top Coat

Apply the top coat paint and give it time to dry. Take a break. Get a cup of coffee, stand back and enjoy your work.

Call Us if You Have Any Questions

It is so great to see your garage door projects are complete! Your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team is always here to help if you have any questions. We can also repair your door if it breaks.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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