Thursday, August 1, 2013

Three Garage Doors - One Big Beautiful Home

I finished up today on the big project I have been working on.  Each of the doors took me a full week to create the wood grain look.

I applied the uv clear coat on the last of three metal garage doors today that were painted to look like wood.  The first picture is a panorama of the great driveway courtyard area with the three doors.  Then two more pictures just for the heck of it.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Faux Paint Entry Door To Look Like Wood

I have two regular paneled entry doors to paint to look like wood.  They are entry doors to the garages I have been working on.  I use the same technique as I do for the garage doors.  Frist I prime the doors then apply the same basecoat as the garage doors.

In the next photograph you can see how I have painted the center of the door.  I typically do both sides at once so the interior has moved along at the same pace as the exterior.
So in this next picture you can how the taping works to give a really crisp line.  I brush onto the tape because I do not want the brush stroke to stop.  Then when I peal off the tape there is a really nice edge to the painted wood grain look just like as if a wood plank had been cut to length. 
The red circles in the picture below lets you see the nice crisp edge cuts using this technique gives you. 
Following this process really gives the door a realistic wood look.

A job well done.  It takes 2 days for me to paint both sides of an entry door like this to look like wood and then apply a clear uv top coat.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Look Out! Gator!!!

Gators are everywhere here in Florida.  You have to be careful and keep an eye out for them.  This gator was neglected and looking shabby so I took him in and nursed him back to health. 

The first thing I did was give him a good bath and then put a basecoat color on.  Then I applied two different colors over the basecoat, both a dark greenish kinda thing.  He came back to life quite nicely.