There are different things in our homes that may need to be regularly maintained, renovated or just straight out replaced. Regular maintenance of household items not only adds to the personality of your home but ultimately adds to the functionality of the home.
The same is true for a garage door. The most budget-friendly renovation option and best bet against totally overhauling your garage door is to update the look by giving it another dose of spray paint.
Are you tired of how old and worn out the painting on your garage door is? Is it due for a spray painting change? This article explores the factors that should contribute to renovating your garage door and giving it a makeover! Here are our top 5 factors to guide you on your garage door spray painting makeover:
Choose the right colour
Your garage door spraying will be incomplete without the right paint colour. Different factors should be considered before settling for your new garage door colour. For instance, the aesthetics of your home’s exterior will greatly influence your garage door colour. The latter has to blend in with the rest of the home’s exterior in terms of colour and design.
A red brick-walled house will match with a white garage door or any other soft colour capable of bringing warmth to the “hardness” of the brick while a soft brown brick house should be paired with a solid-coloured garage door (like black) to add depth to the exterior of the home.
Consider the material
Garage doors are made from different materials: it could be steel, vinyl, wood, fiberglass, aluminum, and whatnot. These materials may only work well with certain types of paint. The wrong type of paint will only ruin your garage door renovation process and cause a waste of time, energy, and resources. For instance, metal garage doors are best spray-painted with rust- and corrosion-resistant paint, while an oil-based paint suited for wood surfaces should be considered for wood garage doors. Experienced exterior house painters are familiar with these nuances, ensuring that the right paint is applied, which can also save you from the potential pitfalls of DIY trial and error.
Go for quality paint
What is a garage door spray painting renovation without good-quality paint? Although painting is not a permanent fix and will chip and break due to elemental influence on your garage door, you need quality paint trusted to last a long time before the next makeover. Particularly, your paint and primer or undercoat should have protective properties against UV rays to prevent your new paint from fading too quickly.
Throw in some décor
Add personality to your garage and your home in general by adding some décor to your newly spray-painted garage door. It’s the holiday season and the perfect holiday décor is all you need to complete your garage door renovation. You may put up ribbons, string some lights, hang a wreath or paint a mural; whatever resonates with the holiday spirit!
Finally, renovating your garage door by spray painting is a great way to touch up the exterior of your home on a budget. With these tips, your garage door spraying promises to be easy peasy.