1. Pick The Right garage door Paint colour
Some might say don’t match the garage door colour with the front door if you have it painted an accent colour already. Others might say that’s the only way to go! If you are considering picking a bold colour for your garage door, make sure that it doesn’t clash with the rest of your home. If your garage is attached, and your house is classically painted, blending in your garage door with the same colour as the majority of your house would work quite nicely.
However, you may choose to colour match with some bolder details around your property. Some people like to match up their garage door colour with items like the mailbox or shutters. This does work to create a cohesive message and helps to effortlessly blend things together while still exuding personality.
2. Clean & Prep
Prepare the garage door by making sure it’s clean of any dirt and sand off any part of the door that isn’t smooth. If you have a metal garage door it might be a good idea to use an abrasive scouring sponge. Then use a strong cleaning solution and wash off any excess dirt.
Once the garage door is clean, use painters tape and tape off the boundary where you will paint. The painters tape acts as a shield for the areas that you don’t want paint on. Put down a drop cloth or tarp to protect your driveway from spills.
Get your paint tray and roller out and pour some primer into the tray. Use your roller and dip it in the paint, rolling it around so it is evenly covered before you start applying the primer to the garage door. You could use a paint and primer in one if you choose, in which case you would skip this step. If you can’t get to every spot evenly with the roller, use a paintbrush. And then, simply let it dry!