Friday, December 20, 2013

Garage Door Painting Project Finished

I finished up today on the project where I painted a garage door to look like wood.  I had intended to paint the beveled areas around the panels a little darker today.  It's a technique I call 'picture framing' because it sort of picture frames the center of each panel.  The clients were on the fence about doing that and when I got there this morning they decided that the door was absolutely perfect they way it was and they didn't want to change a thing.  So I sealed the door with an acrylic uv sealer and finished up.

I would say about half the time I paint a garage door to look like wood I picture frame the panels.  It seems to be something folks are evenly split about as far as how it looks.  Of course each home is different in 'look' so that it applies more to some than others.

This is a picture of the completed door.  I am very happy with it and so are the homeowners, yipee!

Paint a garage door to look like wood


2 comments:

  1. COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE ME THE PAINT COLORS. THANKS

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    1. For this door I used a Sherwin Williams color called Tatami Tan as the base coat color. Then I used SW Java as the wood tone color. I thinned that down a lot to get the light wood tone of this door. Then for some darker grain lines I used SW Turkish Coffee but very sparingly. Hope this helps.

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