Repainting Your Garage Door

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 9:57 am

With the passage of time, the paint on your garage door will fade and chip and leaving it looking run-down and also exposing it to rust which could further degrade the door. If you are looking to put a fresh coat of paint on your garage door, here is how to do it.

1. Prepare the door by first sanding it down with coarse sandpaper or a wire brush.

2. Wash the door with water and diluted detergent to remove any dust, dirt and grease. Then allow door to fully dry.

3. When painting outdoors, ensure the temperature is between 8°C and 25°C to optimise paint performance.

4. Before painting, ensure the ground and surrounding area is protected with a paint sheet or newspaper to catch drips or spills.

5. For up and over doors, start by opening the garage door and painting the edges which are not visible whilst the door is shut. After these areas have dried, close the door and paint the door from the top down.

6. Only apply one thin coat to begin with and follow up with a second one, if necessary. Leave to dry for the specified time on the paint tin before applying a second coat.

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