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9 Tips for Painting Garage Door:

1. Start with cleaning garage door.

Be sure to give your garage door a nice cleaning before starting to paint. If you don’t have a pressure washer handy, you can give your garage door a good scrubbing

with soap and water before painting garage door.

2. Check the weather.

Choose a warm day when painting the garage door. It’s best to paint on an overcast day if possible. Avoid painting your garage door in direct sunlight.

3. Choose the right products.

Use a 4-inch roller to make it easier to paint in the smaller nooks of the panels of the garage door.

4. Use a grid directly in the paint bucket.

Put a grid in the paint bucket. This allows you to get more paint on the roller, so you can work faster. It also helps save some money because you don’t need to buy a paint tray – score!

5. Get enough paint for the job.

Wondering how much paint you’ll need to paint your garage door? If you’re only painting the garage door, a quart should be enough paint if you’re using a high-quality line that requires one coat.

When in doubt, one gallon of paint will be more than enough.

6. Consider your trim paint

We painted the trim the same color as the door, so we didn’t have to worry about this. But if you are going to paint the garage door trim a different color, paint the trim first and let it dry fully.

Next, use painter’s tape to cover the trim before painting garage door.

7. Protect your driveway.

Lay down a drop cloth below you while painting garage door to protect the driveway from any spills or splatters.

8. Open garage door after painting while drying.

Open up the garage door shortly after painting. This will help the panels not stick together as they dry. Leave the garage door open while it dries.

So all in all, you’re looking at a total cost of $60-$92 to paint your garage door, depending on how much paint you purchase. At such a small investment, it is definitely worth it to paint your garage door. For less than $100 and a few hours of your time, you can improve your curb appeal with a freshly painted garage door.

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