Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Garage Door Painting Project Complete

I finished up on the project I have been working on.  I was able to create a wood look on the two garage doors.   The wood tone matched the tile roof in color.  This was important because when you look at the home (as with most homes) you really do see a lot of the roof.

First off take a look at that gorgeous sky, then notice the color of the tile roof.  The base coat color of the doors I applied matches the tile roof.  That way after I have finished painting the garage doors to look like wood the underlying tone of the wood goes great with the over all color scheme of the home.

You can notice in the photo above I have not completed the single car garage door yet.  The next photo shows the single garage door painted to look like wood.

This photo of both of the doors is kinda blown out by the bright sunlight and the shade but you still get the idea.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Creating A Wood Grain Paint Job On A Garage Door

This past week I have been working on painting two garage doors to look like wood.  I created the wood grain look on the bigger door, a two car garage door and this week I will be working on the single car garage door.

The first photo is of the completed two car garage door.  I really like this style of door with the individual panels containing 15 vertical planks each.

In the next photo you can see the colorful base coat of paint I applied first.  I used this color because I wanted the underlying wood tone of the door to be compatible with the color of the roof tile.  You can kinda see that in the upper right of the photo but this week I'll get a better shot of that.

I always try to work from the top down so you can see how it progresses here in the next photo.

This last photo is a close up showing how I have painted a vertical grain pattern on the individual vertical planks of each panel on the garage door.  There is a small beveled edge that goes around the panels.  You can see how I have painted those very dark along with the 'V' groove between each vertical plank.