Your garage door works well. It’s got a few years left in it, but let’s face it: The paint job dates it. The paint is either out of style or its flaking and peeling, or rust spots cover your door. This can make an otherwise perfectly functioning door look old and decrepit. While you might not yet be ready to install a new garage door, you should consider giving your door a paint job.
Wood or Steel Both Need Paint
It doesn’t matter if your garage door is wood or steel. While wooden doors need regular sealing and paint, steel doors will need them eventually too. If the door itself is in good shape, a paint job can make it look as good as new.
Allow for Enough Time to Do It Right
Keep in mind that painting a garage door is a serious time investment. And it’s one you don’t want to rush. The results will depend on the quality of the paint job. Make sure you set aside enough time to paint the door properly and to let it dry. Avoid days where rainy weather is suspected. You need a good 7 to 8 hours of beautiful sunny weather. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of sun in Elk Grove, California.
Choosing a Color
Color choice is critical to the end result. Choose a color that will match well to the rest of the house — window trim, house color, perhaps even the color of the front door. If the paint on the rest of the house is aging as well, consider a complete makeover from top to bottom.