Painted Garage Door
We recently painted our house and so our garage door needed to be painted as well. I decided not to repaint it because I was hoping the old rust paint would show through as I just stained it. Here's how I did it!
First I used blue painters tape and taped off the squares and used black paint to make faux windows. I also made a black line down the middle of the door to make it look like two instead of one big door. I was so amazed how just doing that made such a huge difference!
Then I purchased 1 quart each of Min wax Walnut Gel Stain and Satin Helmsman Spar Urethane. The cost was $25. I just mixed them together real well and proceeded to stain the garage door. I also added door handles and faux hinges at the end. It adds a great touch of detail!
This project took about 3 hours total. The pictures don't do it justice. It is so beautiful and makes the house look nice! I'm very proud of it!
The finished garage door- doesn't it look great?
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Pip on Sep 16, 2018
Love the look! Just beware that the darker color will absorb heat from direct sunshine making your garage much hotter inside.
Candy Carroll on Sep 17, 2018
That's probably right. I remember my dad telling me to get a roof that was light instead of a dark shingle for that very reason, but look at the roofs today! Mostly dark.
I a excited to try this project for y garage door. Is your garage door a metal or wood?
Also, what type drill would I use to add hinges/handles, to go through the metal?
Did you apply the stain with a brush or a rag? It looks beautiful!