Garage doors will need to be cared for properly if they’re going to last. One part of maintaining your garage door involves painting it, both to give your door a new appearance, and to give it a little extra protection against the weather. Before you get started with garage door painting, there are some things you’ll want to consider.
Dark Colors Absorb More Heat
Summer is now here, and that means the temperatures are going to start spiking. You likely want to keep your garage at a cooler temperature so you can avoid the summer heat. If you paint your garage door a darker color, however, your door will absorb more heat, causing your garage to get hotter and less comfortable. That’s why lighter colors could be nicer for the warm summer season.
Think About What Type of Paint to Use
The type of paint you use on your garage door has more of an impact than you may expect. That’s why it’s important to use high-quality paints that will properly adhere to your door. Latex exterior house paint is preferred for steel and aluminum doors. If you have a wooden garage door, make sure to sand the door ahead of time, and also apply primer before you start painting.
Follow Your Paint Manufacturer’s Instructions
Different paints are provided by different manufacturers, and each manufacturer provides instructions for how garage door painting should be done. As long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions when painting your garage door, you should end up with a coat of paint that will last your door for a long time.
Don’t Be Afraid to Find Professional Help
While garage door painting could be done on your own if you’re comfortable with painting, you could also consider getting professional garage door painters to help you. They’ll speed up the painting process and come with professional-quality paint that will result in a beautiful appearance for your door.
Let First Choice Garage Doors Find The Right Door For You
Since 2004, First Choice Garage Doors has been providing quality service in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We offer services like garage door installation and replacement, as well as maintenance and repair. We specialize in the repair and maintenance of garage doors and their accessories. Here at First Choice Garage Doors, we work with top manufacturers in the industry, including Amar Entrematic, Clopay, Wayne Dalton, and Artisan.