Saturday, May 24, 2014

Good Day On Painting The Front Doors

I had a good day on Friday painting the two front doors to look like wood.  First up I painted in the horizontal areas on the doors.  I had already painted the panels in so the area between the window and the panel and the area below the panel and the area above the window are the horizontal spaces I started out the day with.


This next photograph shows them completed on both doors.  That is a pretty good color representation of how they actually look in that picture too.


After the horizontal areas I painted the vertial area on both sides of both doors.

 
Then I also painted in part of the trim around the doors and the edges of the doors and called it a day.
I hope to finish this project on Tuesday after the holiday.


Download The Garage Door Tutorial Ebook

Here is some good information about downloading the tutorials on this site.  The "How to Paint a Garage Door to Look Like Wood Tutorial" and "The Painted Furniture Look".

   First things first - When you purchase one of these ebook tutorials you will get it, please do not worry about that.

The ebook is in a pdf format and when you purchase it you will get an email with a link to download the ebook.  When you click on the link you will most likely get a pop up on your screen to ok the download.  It will likely save to the 'Downloads' folder on your pc unless you designate it to another folder.  So you can look there for it.

Each buyer controls the location where they save a downloaded file, that's typically the Downloads folder on most PCs but I cannot say for sure. Some buyers might only open the file in their browser, which saves a copy in their temporary internet cache and that isn't easy to find.  Please take the time to properly save the document before closing it.

You could also be unable to complete the download due to connection or hardware issues on your end.
You could max out your allowed download attempts (5) if you were probably having connection issues.  No worries at all just email me from the contact page on this site because I have a copy of your purchase.  So let me know and I will sent it to you via email as soon as I can.

There are several free pdf readers for smartphones and tablets in your app store if you do not already have one installed.


If anyone has any further information or other experiences on downloading the ebook please let me know.

Thanks, Bob


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Slowly but Surely

The painting the front door to look like wood project is coming along but slowly.  I got them base coated and then started to work on the wood grain.  I am using SW Toasty as a base coat, then first coat of wood grain color is Fiery Brown, then the second wood grain color is Turkish Coffee.

I would like to get at least the two doors finished before the long weekend but I'll need a good day tomorrow to get that done.

You can see in the first photograph that I have painted the trim around the windows and the panels in the doors.



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Painting Two Front Doors

I got started on a new project today.  I am going to paint two front doors and side lights to look like wood.  The doors are real wood but with a clear coat over them.  They get a lot of sun all year and so the clear coat keeps cracking and peeling and it's a yearly problem.  So to give the doors at least 10 to 15 years of life without a yearly restoration I am going to simply paint them to look like wood just as I do a garage door.

Today I got the doors cleaned and sanded down and primed.  You can see from the pictures they were in rough shape.




Monday, May 19, 2014

Painting Fireplace Mantle and Fan Blades to Look Like Wood

I finished up a small job this week which was to paint a simple mantle to look like wood and then paint the cane fan blades from an overhead fan to match them.

In this first photo you can see the fireplace project finished.   A great design and  a huge improvement in the room


The area was under construction when I started.


This next picture is a shot of the mantle complete.


The matching fan blades.  They were quite the challenge too.  Being a very light tan color to start it was time consuming to get all 5 blades painted.  I had to really push the paint in between the individual reeds of cane or you would see a light streak.  Painting them made a really big difference however so worth the effort.