Is your garage door starting to look a bit rough? As time goes on, garage door paint starts to chip and crack, leaving the materials below vulnerable to the elements. It is important to give your garage door a bit a TLC, when this starts to happen, as you do not want it to start rusting or degrading further.
1. You will first want to prepare the door by sanding it with coarse sandpaper or a wire brush to remove all of the old paint.
2. Then you should wash the door down with water and diluted detergent to remove any dust, dirt and grease. Afterwards, allow the door to dry fully.
3. When painting outdoors, you should ensure you do it on a day where the temperature is between 8°C and 25°C to optimise paint performance.
4. Prior to painting, be sure to cover the ground and surrounding area with a paint sheet or newspaper to catch drips or spills.
5. Begin by opening the garage door and painting the edges which are not visible whilst the door is shut. After these areas have dried, close the door and paint the door from the top down.
6. Only apply one thin coat to begin with and follow up with a second one, if necessary. Leave to dry for the specified time on the paint tin before applying a second coat.