How to Paint a Garage Door

2 Materials
2 Hours

Our brown garage door had seen much better days (the paint was peeling, cracking, and just generally fading), so I always knew I wanted to tackle this DIY project.

I was a little intimidated to paint an entire garage door, but I'm happy to report that it isn't quite as scary as it sounds! For the full tutorial, check out this blog post.

Here's my garage before I got started. The first thing I did was power wash the garage in order to get a clean and debris free surface. Once it dried, it was ready for paint.

I used the color "Tricorn Black" by Sherwin Williams, and I absolutely love the crisp dark color. You'll first want to use a brush and cut in the corners and around each panel on the door. After you outline a box, you can take a roller and roll the inside of that area.

It ended up taking 2 coats to get a nice and even coverage on my garage door. Also, be sure you use EXTERIOR paint so it can hold up well to the elements.

I also ended up painting the inside edges for a finished and professional look. For tips on how to do that (& more garage painting tips), head over to this blog post.

Suggested materials:
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
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