How to Paint Your Garage Door

How to Paint Your Garage Door

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Like the rest of your home's exterior, your garage door is exposed to the elements all year. A fresh coat of paint can extend the life expectancy of your garage door, as well as enhance your home's overall appearance.

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    • Step 1: Prepare the Door
       
    • Step 2: Strip the Door
       
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      Before painting a garage door you should remove any existing loose paint with a wire brush and get rid of any rust with a paint scraper. You can use a chemical stripper and a sanding sponge to remove all of the old paint or use a palm or circular sander. This can be tedious work, but it's necessary to prep your garage door if you want your new paint job to look its best and last for years.

      Safety Alert!

      Always wear safety goggles and a dust mask while sanding.

    • Step 3: Prime the Door
       
    • Step 4: Paint the Door
       
    • Step 5: Clean Up
       
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