Create A Wood Grain On Garage
I finished painting a garage door to look like wood in Clearwater, Florida this past month. I also painted the back door to look like wood to match the garage door. In this first picture you can see the progress as I am pretty far along. At this point I have already cleaned, primed and basecoated the doors. Then I have painted the center panels and then some to look like wood. I wanted to show the taping off I do to paint the vertical areas between the center panels. It looks more realistic if you paint them with a vertical grain as that is the way it would be if the garage door where made of real wood.
In this next photograph I wanted to show how much better it looks when you do what I call 'picture frame' the center panels. At this point the garage door is finished being painted to look like wood and I have picture framed the top two rows of panels. To me this gives the door a much better look. You can easily compare the difference looking at this photograph.
The last photograph shows the finished garage door painted like wood.