If the wooden door of your garage is getting old and ugly, then paint can easily give it a new life. Paint not only makes the door beautiful and colorful again but also prevents it from being damaged. It is not necessary to hire a professional to paint the wooden garage door; you can easily do it on your own.
If you want to paint your old garage door and want the most authentic method to follow, then today I shall explain to you the steps that you can follow and paint your wooden door like a pro. Without any further ado, let’s start our discussion and learn how we can paint a wooden garage door.
Tools And Materials Required
Here are some tools and materials that you should have before starting to paint the wooden door. (If you are thinking that you bring the tools when you need them during the painting process, then it will prolong your process.)
- Painter’s tape
- Paint roller
- Wooden sprays
6 Easy Steps To Follow To Paint The Garage Wooden Door
Here are some steps that you need to follow when you paint your wooden garage door.
1. Remove The Old Paint
The very first step is to remove the old paint from the wooden doors. For this step, use sandpaper to remove the paint from the door. Also, use a scraper to completely remove the paint. When you are removing the paint, you can easily find holes or damaged areas on the door, which you can quickly repair in the next step.
2. Repair The Damages
If your wooden doors have holes, then you have to fill them by using wood putty. Use a putty knife to uniformly apply the putty. If there is some extra putty on the door, then remove it by using a knife. After applying, let it dry completely, and then clean all the dust from the door to prepare it for the primer.
3. Prepare The Door For Paint
Now prepare the door for the paint. For this task, you have to apply primer on the door completely. Sand the door when the primer is completely dried. If your door is new, then there is no need to sand it.
After sanding the door, now rinse the door completely, vacuum it, and dry it again. (Keep in mind that if you notice that after sanding the door, the primer has been removed, then you have to again apply the primer.)
4. Cover The Hardware
If there is some hardware or any part of the door that you don’t want to paint, then you can use tape to cover the specific area. You should cover the handle of the door so it will not get splashes of paint. You can also cover the sections in between the garage doors if you don’t want to paint them.
5. Set The Position Of The Garage Door
After covering the hardware of the door, it’s time to completely open the door so you can easily paint it. The two major types of garage doors Dubai are tilt-up canopy garage doors that move up and down, and the second is hinged wooden garage doors, which are simply like room doors.
If you have a tilt-up canopy garage door, then extend it to its full length to paint it. And if you have a hinged wooden garage door, then close it to get the maximum surface to cover.
6. Now Paint The Door
Finally, it’s time to paint the door. To paint the wooden garage door like a professional, you should always start to paint the door from the top. If your wooden door is separated into sections like most garage doors, then you have two options: leave that portion alone or paint it completely along with the door.
If your garage door is very large, then you can use a paint roller on it to quickly wind up the process, but be careful that you cover all the nooks and corners of the door. If there are small designs or patterns on the door, then you have to use a paintbrush to cover them because the roller is not effective in these areas.
When you are done with the paint from top to bottom, then let the door dry for some time, and then give it another coat to give it a smooth and fine finish.
Note: Let the door dry completely before starting to use it. Hence, it can maintain its beautiful finish for a long time.
Painting a wooden garage door can be difficult for people who have never done this before, but if you follow the right DIY guide, then you can easily do it on your own. You should follow all the above mentioned steps if you want to get high-end results.
The most important thing that you need to consider before starting to paint the wooden door is to select the best paint for the wooden door. For this, you can ask a professional to tell you about the ideal paint, or you can also read reviews of different paints on Google.