Garage Door Makeover!

Garage Door Makeover!

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With the warm weather finally approaching for us New Englanders, it’s time to tackle some exterior projects.

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What better way to spend a weekend than livening up the garage door and adding a little curb appeal!

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Using the best products to get the job done, I’m going to show you how in a few simple steps.

Supplies Needed:


Exterior Water-based Paint in a Semi Gloss.

inexpensive china bristle 2 – 3 inch paintbrush flat or angled sash for priming

good quality 2 – 3 inch nylon paintbrush flat or angled sash for top coat.

small roller frame & good quality roller cover

paint trays & liners

180-220 grit sandpaper

container to pour paint in for cutting in around the edges where the roller can’t reach.

drop cloths


paint opener


Let’s Get Started!

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Lightly sand the surface using a 180-220 grit sandpaper. This gives the  paint something to adhere to.

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Make sure your surface is free of oil, grease & dirt.

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I had my local paint store tint the oil based primer  to the color we selected.  This helps for coverage since our color has a lot of deep pigment in it.

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Using your china bristle brush, start by outlining or “cutting-in” any areas that can’t be reached with the roller.

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Using your roller, start at one end and roll the paint in small manageable sections going in the direction of the grain.  Before the paint begins to dry, use your brush to level out the paint from the roller marks so you have a nice even finish.

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Once your primer coat is dry, you can begin the same process using the topcoat and switching to a nylon brush.

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Using a new roller cover, repeat the same process and apply a second coat if needed.

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With the right products and tools, you can tackle this project on your own too.

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Thanks for stopping by The Artful Interior

Happy Painting!

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