Home ownership…it’s really a never ending to-do list isn’t it? There’s always something that needs fixing or replacing or repainted. Always. It’s exhausting, but comes with the territory. Once we complete a project we always feel a little proud and a lot relieved! One of the tasks that we have been needing to do for quite some time is to repaint the trim on our home and the garage door. The front of our house faces the sun for most of the day so it tends to take a toll on the exterior, namely the trim and garage door. So it was time to tackle the beast, since it hadn’t been repainted in over 7 years! While it’s not a glamorous job it had to be done, and we’re thrilled with the results.
The garage door looks fresh and brand new again!
So for reference, here is the before shot…the door was tired and dry looking:
And now here is the after! Fresh, clean and dewey looking!
It feels good to have everything looking fresh and clean.
We’re working on our house trim as well, so here’s an overall shot of how things are coming along. I’m loving it!
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So if you are thinking of painting your garage door, here are some tips!
Tips for painting your garage door and trim:
- Make sure the weather and outdoor temperatures are in your favour. Paint is best applied when the temperature isn’t too hot or too cold – between 10 – 25 degrees Celsius is best, and out of direct sunlight!
- Prep your paint surface (the trim and garage door in this case) by making sure it is free of any peeling paint or rust, then make sure it is clean and dry. We washed ours down with water and scrubbed it dry.
- Before we started painting we laid down a sheet of plastic to catch drips. Drips happen, they just do!
- If you are painting your garage trim it is best to do this part first. But before you do this you might wish to remove the garage door seal (weatherstripping). Ours was easy to remove just by unscrewing it. Paint your trim.
- Now it’s time to paint the garage door! Start at the top of your garage door, and paint one panel at a time, working downwards. Make sure not to open your garage door while in the painting & drying process!
- Let the coats of paint dry completely before applying another.
- Once the door and trim have dried, reattach the weatherstripping.
- Bask in your fabulous paint job!
- We chose CIL Reallife Siding, Doors & Trim in a Satin finish. The colour we chose is Intercoastal.
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Disclosure: I have been sponsored with product by CIL brand paint for PPG to write this post, but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Really truly. I’m loving the transformation with CIL paint in my home!
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