Painting Your Garage Door

The garage door is often overlooked when it comes to painting maintenance, but you should definitely make room in your budget for it over a 3-year period.

Your greatest concern is rust setting in as it can seriously compromise the door and any related mechanisms. If your garage door will not open, it is nothing more than a rotting sheet of metal causing blight on your property. Maintenance and painting are the only ways to prevent a garage door from becoming inoperative and an eyesore to the rest of the community.

The Las Vegas sun can be relentless during the day, which isn’t a good thing for a garage door. If you want your garage door to remain operational, it is important to maintain the outer layer with durable paint. Protection against the sun and the constant wear and tear that a garage door will face is essential.

Aesthetics

The appearance of your garage door will reflect on the rest of your property. In fact, the garage is one of the first structures that people notice when they visit your home. It is important to treat your garage door much like you would the front door to your home. It serves as a prominent entryway and deserves as much respect.

You can use paint to highlight your garage door to increase curb appeal. Most potential buyers are looking for a property with a functional garage. A well-maintained garage door is painted frequently and kept in good condition. If you do not paint your garage door with a primer and fresh coat of paint when it needs it, you are risking erosion setting in and destroying the door.

Manufacturer’s Guidelines

Every garage door is designed using different materials and mechanisms. For the best painting results, we recommend reading the manufacturer’s guidelines. You can learn a lot about garage door maintenance from simply reading the installation instructions that are supplied when you purchase your garage doors.

Take note of any maintenance instructions, especially those that apply to paint. It is important to use the right type of paint for your garage doors. If you are planning on repainting your garage doors, the manufacturer’s guidelines will steer you on the right path and help you avoid any issues with doors jamming or paintwork getting damaged due to ineffective painting techniques.

Preparation Is Key

Your garage doors pick up a lot of debris, dirt and pollutants. If you are planning on painting your garage doors, you will first need to thoroughly prepare the surface. Removing dirt and grease is your first task. However, removing grime that has built up between the slots is also important.

If you do not remove dirt and grime, it will affect the quality of your finish and paint may jam the mechanisms of your garage door. Use a solution of detergent to remove any surface dirt and grease, paying special attention to dirt and grime that has built up in the grooves. Before you begin painting, ensure that your garage door is completely dry.

Painting

When you are painting outside, a latex exterior primer is usually a sure bet. However, it is important to ensure that the surface is suitable for the primer you are using. Either check the label or consult with The Painting Company before you begin your project. The type of paint that you use will depend on the type material used in the construction of your garage doors.

High-quality latex paint is ideal for garage doors constructed from steel or aluminum. Wooden doors are much easier to paint and the level of sheen that you choose depends on your personal preferences. It does bear noting, however, that the higher the sheen, the more likely it is that imperfections will show.

Professional Painting

Choosing a professional painting company will cut out the stress and headache of completing a project you are not equipped to handle. At The Painting Company, our expert team will consult with you and establish your needs before providing a professional service that is second to none. We can consult with you on a one-on-one basis, establish your needs, and get the job done within your timeframe.

Call The Painting Company today for more information on our consultation process and services. We guarantee expert guidance and quality of service that is unmatched anywhere in the state of Nevada.

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