Thursday, October 18, 2018

Project to Paint Garage Doors To Look Like Wood is complete.

I was able to finish up painting the two garage doors to look like wood yesterday.  They both came out looking great and the client was thrilled with them.

This pictures I have today of the doors is more like the actual color of them.  The ones I posted the other day are a little off.  Just using the camera on my phone so...

garage door painted to look like wood

 I am always amazed the huge difference it makes in the look of a home when the garage door is painted to look like wood.  It's a huge positive with the curb appeal for any home.

double garage door painted to look like wood


two car and one car garage doors painted to look like wood

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Paint A Garage Door To Look Like Wood

I have been working on a new project this week painting standard white metal garage doors to look like wood.  I got off to a good start even though one day was a rain out.  I got the doors scrubbed down really well with soap and water first.  After that dried the primer went on and then the basecoat.

Here is a photo of both doors, the smaller one is primed and the larger one has the basecoat already applied.

painting a garage door

 The smaller garage door was painted to look like wood first.  Step one in the process after the basecoat dries is to tape off each panel.  I paint the center of each panel with a horizontal wood grain first.

painting a garage door to look like wood

Once the center panels have been painted with a horizontal wood grain.  Then I tape off and paint the area between the panels with a vertical wood grain pattern. In the photo below you can see how each row has been completely painted with a wood grain.  The next step is to paint in the areas between the rows and then the vertical area on each side.

garage door half way painted to look like wood

These garage doors are on the south side of the home and they get direct sun all day.  So I in this case I use my sun tarp to provide shade, here is my setup below.

sun tarp for protection while painting a garage door to look like wood

The next two photos show the garage door completely painted to look like wood.  The first one is taken with the sun tarp up and the second one is taken with it taken down.

single car garage door painted to look like wood

garage door painted to look like wood

This week I will take on the larger door.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Painting ceiling beams to look like wood.

I finished up a project this week and it's a little different than the garage doors but still painting a wood grain.  This was a major remodel for this home.  I mean totally gutted the home and rebuilt the interior.  Looks great too.  One of things they did was make a tray ceiling in the living room and then build these beams in there.  Each beam is 15 feet long and 15 inches deep, 6 inches wide.  They are set 20 inches apart with lighting between them.

 Here is a photo of the setup.  The beams were framed out and then using drywall boxed in and smoothed out with joint compound.  In the pic I have taped them off and primed four of them with one to go.  I have the lights on for this pic but did not work with the lights on, it's way to distracting to do that.


The next photo shows my setup to get the job done.  Also the idea was to paint the beams to match the wood flooring which is in the range of the grey tones which you can see.  In this pic I have already gotten some of the beam sides done.  A big challenge with the job was the lighting between the beams.  I cut the handles off my brushes so I could get in that space and move the brush back and forth without hitting the lights.


Here are two closeups of the work.  They really came out great, might be the best ceiling beams I have ever done.




It was really hard to get a photo of the completed job, the next two are the best I could get.