Garage door Painting

Bring a bit of life back to a weathered garage door.

Garage door before starting

Sunny weather is always handy!

1. Scrape off any blistered, cracking or loose paint.

Scraping loose paint from garage door

Scrape off and blistered, cracking or loose paint.

2. Sand entire door to provide key for new paint, paying particular attention to sanding down any rough edges where larger sections of loose paint have been removed.

Sand down door to provide key and remove imperfections

Sanding down the garage door to provide a good key.

3. Remove all loose loose debris and wipe down surface with white spirit.

Remove dust and debris and wipe with white spirit

Clean surface in preparation for painting.

4. Paint first coat of paint when the white spirit has dried and allow time to dry before second coat. It is best to give a light sanding before applying a second coat. Drying times may vary depending on weather conditions and type of paint used – always read the tin carefully. In this instance I used Fortress metal paint which required no primer and coated over the original colour very well.

Paint first coat of paint

Paint first coat of paint.

fortress paint

Image for illustration purposes only

5. Apply second coat and put on a pair of shades as it was particularly sunny that day!!

Garage door with 2 coats of paint.

Painted Garage Door finished with 2 coats of paint.

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