Tips to consider when repainting your garage door
A garage door is the extension of your home which increases its value and its outlook. You want the design of the garage door to flow with the rest of the home’s exterior, especially if it connects to the main entrance. While some people like replacing their old garage doors with modern ones, others find it easy to do a painting DIY job. It might seem like a daunting and time-consuming task but it is actually fun and less costly than buying a new garage door.
Guide to paint your garage doorHere are some tips to consider before you start the DIY painting job:
Pick out the appropriate shade of paintBefore you pick out the appropriate color for your garage door, it is important to consider the size and type. The longevity and beauty of the garage door paint lie in three factors. You have to inquire about the primer and the type of paint which will work on your garage door. If your garage door is made of wood or steel, oil-based paint is perfect for selection. Acrylic paint is food for aluminum garage doors and latex-based based primer is suitable for vinyl garage doors. Choose an exterior paint that will withstand the outdoor elements, such as rain, humidity, dry weather, and cold. While picking up the color of the paint, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I want the garage door color to complement other doors of the house?
- Should my garage door color match the trim of my house?
- Should my garage door color compliment the color of my house?