Sometimes when we are tired or just need a little pick me up, a nice makeover can do the job and make us feel rejuvenated. It can help to keep us looking and feeling fresh and current.
The appearance of our home as well as our garage doors may also sometimes need a little TLC to make it look fresh and clean. So if you have noticed that your maybe your garage door is looking a little drab and outdated but it is still working great, think about giving the door a makeover with one of the transformations.
Add A Pop Of Color
It is great what a fresh coat of paint can do for the curb appeal of your home, it is also a job that you can easily do yourself as well. As with all paint jobs the most important part is the is your prep work. If you’re painting a wooden door be sure to fill any holes and sand off any loose paint, for a metal door you will need to sand away any rust spots you may find but all doors will need a good power wash first.
In the past we have noticed that people would choose to have their garage doors blend in with the color of their homes. Today we are noticing more that homeowners are choosing to be more bold and daring with their color choices. A good color is one that will stand out but it will also compliment your home, as well as any other features of the home as well such as landscaping.
Faux Wood Appearance
To get that beautiful faux wood look to your garage door try using a simple stain, this will help to create a very convincing wood look on your garage door. The most important investment will be your time and hard work, but you can easily get this done in an afternoon. Be sure to give the door a good power wash before applying the stain.
To apply the stain use a brush and apply the stain on one section at a time. This glaze dries quickly so you will want do it on a cooler day when it is kind of overcast. Lastly you will want to also apply a clear glaze over the stain once it is dry, this will help to give the door a longer lasting effect.
Adding Some Architectural Details
If you want to add some extra glam and curb appeal to your homes exterior then you could go for the carriage style garage door. Again this effect can easily be accomplished by you within a few hours. All you need for this project is some tape, some paint and some nice hardware that you have purchased
Faux windows can be very convincing on a garage door, but it is really the hardware that will cause it to stand out the most. If your garage door has raised panels then that makes it a lot easier for you to tape off and paint your “windows.”
After you have your garage door all prepped and taped off to create your windows you will then need to apply an exterior primer that is tinted grey. Next you will want to use a black satin finish enamel on each panel, once it is dry remove the tape to reveal the finished product. After all the painting is finished and dry you will then need to apply all the hardware to the garage door.
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Atlanta, Georgia is here to help you with everything that you need to spruce up your garage door and give it some new life. So if you want to add some new life to your overhead door yourself then we hope that these transformation ideas have helped you a lot. If you decide that the door is just too worn out and you decide on a new one, we can help you there too just give us a call.