Doors 🚪 Doors 🚪 Doors!

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$200
4 Days
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So, I really wanted to New garage doors. Mine were outdated and Umm 😐 just plain ugly. I thought about buying new ones but the thought of paying at least $800 for each door... Nahh! I got this. I’ll paint those suckers... So here’s what I did!
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I wiped the doors clean with soap and water. Then taped everything off.
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Here comes the scary part and honestly I was freakin our a bit 😬
I chalk painted the doors a rhubarb color, for texture. The chalk paint dries quick..
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So, I started staining the doors. I used a dark walnut. The stain takes a few days to dry.
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I then chalk painted around the windows and used a black color.
I also used a spar uerathane for the final coat.. it made the doors super shiny.
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The garage doors turned out so very good I had to do the side doors
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And this is the final outcome...
I love them and I’m kinda obsessed with them  lots of hard work but so worth the sweat equity!!
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oh... and this is the back door.... swoon
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  • Sabrina Allen
    on Oct 24, 2018

    How did you apply the coats? Did you use a brush or sponge?

    • Cmdesigns701
      on Nov 17, 2018

      We live in an extremely cold climate. North Dakota 🥶 The doors although its only been a few months ago have held up really well. The garage doors are facing south. I used a urethane to seal the doors. I probably should seale them again in the spring.


      Ya, I would be careful. I'm not really sure how your door would hold up with the heat and humidity.


  • Adrina Giles-Starms
    on Oct 29, 2018

    Can you use this paint on a wood garage door?

    • Cmdesigns701
      on Nov 3, 2018

      Yes! I painted my shutters and they are wood and got the same effect.

  • Does the garage door need to start out gray to get that effect?

    • Cmdesigns701
      on Nov 3, 2018

      No. You’ll end up with the same effect, the only think the color may be slightly darker or lighter.


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