Saturday, March 21, 2015

Finished With The Garage Door Project

I was able to finish up this week on another project where I painted two garage doors to look like wood.  Most of the day when I was working on this project the sun was shinning directly onto the doors but at the end of the day they were in the shade.  The first two photos are at the end of the day and last one is the completed project.  I had finished the project towards the end of that particular day but still not late enough for the doors be totally in the shade.

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The home owners are really thrilled with this new look for their garage doors.  They told me that painting the garage doors to look like wood makes the appearance of the home look better than they had hoped for.  I love to hear that.

Friday, March 13, 2015

You Can Paint Your Garage Door To Look Like Wood

I completed the big one of the two garage doors that I am painting to look like wood.  Here is a picture of the completed garage door.

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Steel Garage Door Painted To Look Like Wood

This door really came out looking great.  In the homeowners own words, "It looks just like wood."  Here are a couple of photos of the painting in progress.  In the first of the following two photos you can see how I use my shade tarp to keep the sun from shining directly onto the surface of the garage door.  When the sun is shining directly onto the surface of the door the paint dries so fast as I apply it that I can not create the wood grain look.  So I always use my shade tarp.  You can also see in this photo how I tape off the center panels as I am working on them.


In the next photo I am almost done with the garage door.  I just have to paint the bottom row of panels to look like wood and then seal the door with a clear acrylic uv sealer.


Another look here at the completed door.  Painting a garage door to look like wood really makes the curb appeal for the home go up several notches.  It just adds a richness that you can't get any other way.


Hundreds people have emailed me asking for the technique I use in creating this wood look on a garage door.  So many people have asked that I created a step by step tutorial that can guide the average homeowner in creating this wood look on their own garage door.  If you are interested in finding out more about the tutorial please click here - Garage Door Tutorial .




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Shade Tarp For Painting Garage Door

I had my shade tarp out today for this new project.  I am painting another set of garage doors to look like wood.  This is one of the bigger garage doors with 5 rows of panels on each door.  When I have a job that the garage doors on the the south side of the home I always have to use my sun shade tarp.  This set of garage doors is in the sun until about 2 pm., then the sun has shifted enough to put then in the shade.


I think I really got a lot done today on painting the bigger of the garage doors to look like wood.  This was the first day of the actual wood grain painting process and to get the top two rows done and then all of the horizontal spaces was really quite the good day so I am happy about that.

At the end of the day the sun has mercifully shifted and the door is in total shade.