Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Key West Style Home Gets Garage Door Painted

I painted a wood grain look on two garage doors last week.  These doors go with a beautiful new Key West style home on the beach.  As you can see in the first picture there is a single car garage door on the left side of the home and a double car garage door on the right.  Both of these garage doors are 5 rows high, so they are about 18 inches higher than your standard garage door.

garage doors painted to look like wood.


single garage door painted to look like wood


double garage door painted to look like wood.

The colors I used on these garage doors is Tatami Tan (Sherwin Williams) for the base coat color, then I used SW Java for the first coat of brown and for the second coat I used SW Turkish Coffee.
In the next photo you can see how I have completed creating the wood grain look on the center panels of the top 3 rows.

painted garage door

As you can see in the photo the wood grain in the center of the panels has a horizontal direction to it.  The grain in the space between the panels will get a vertical grain direction to it.  I tape off the areas I do not want to get paint on so I have taped off the space between the center panels.  Once the wood grain has been created in the center panels I re-position the tape so I can paint in the vertical grain.

In the next photo the yellow arrow indicates where the tape is when I first tape off the panels.  The white arrow shows how I have re-positioned it so I can paint in the vertical grain.


In the next photo the white square shows how the vertical wood grain looks after I created it and removed the tape.  The green arrows in this photo show the position of the tape when I first tape off the center panels.  At this point however I want to paint in that horizontal area between the rows of panels.


So I re-position the tape to expose the entire horizontal area to get painted.  In the next photo the green arrows indicate how I have re-positioned the tape along the horizontal lines.  You can see how I have left about a sixteenth of an inch of the painted center panels exposed.  That ensures I get total coverage over the base coat.


The last photo here shows the garage door almost painted to look like wood.  I just have to finish painting the center panels of the bottom two rows.

garage door painted to look like wood

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