How to Do a Easy Garage Door Makeover With Paint

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I’ve seen tons of people doing garage door makeovers and I had to try my hand at it! It turned out to be painless and very economical. If you’re like me, you’ve got a Plain Jane garage that needs a serious facelift!

Applying painter's tape in a grid shape

1. Apply painter's tape in a grid

Start off by cleaning your garage door, because these things get grimy! Once it’s all shiny and new-looking, grab your painter’s tape. 

I laid my painter's tape in straight lines along the top boxes of my garage door. It’s actually very simple once you see the process in the video.

I made the style of windows I like most, but, as you can see from the technique, it would work perfectly well if you decided to try a different window style as well. 

Painting the inside of the grid black

2. Paint the inside black

Once all of my “windows” were laid out, I grabbed my black paint and put down a heavy coat within each of my taped-up squares. 

Removing the painter's tape

3. Remove the painter's tape

Doesn’t it look like magic as you watch the tape pulled away? It’s crazy what a few squares of paint can do for your old garage door.

Applying painter's tape around the handle

4. Paint the door handles black

I also added some other black details. First, I applied painter's tape around the handle...

Painting the garage door handle black

...then I painted it black.

Installing the black hardware

5. Install black hardware

Next, I added black hardware, two pieces on each side.

Garage door makeover

DIY garage door makeover

This garage door makeover was so easy to do and the details really make a difference. All my neighbors think I got a brand-new door, but they would be shocked if they knew how inexpensive this whole makeover was.

What do you think of this garage upgrade? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • Bonnie Bonnie on May 16, 2020

    What type of hardware did you add here?

  • Kathy Kovacev Kathy Kovacev on Jan 07, 2021

    I've got your idea, but where is the finishing product? Picture worth thousand words, but I love the idea.

  • Truly Truly on Jun 12, 2022

    What was the final product? What does your garage door look like?

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