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Going to Paint Your Garage Door? 4 Things to Consider

Painting a garage door is an easier project than you might imagine, but there are a few things to take into consideration before getting started. The tips below can help you choose the right paint and avoid some common mistakes that people make when they decide to paint their garage door. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Darker Colors Absorb Heat

Is your garage hot in the summer? Uncomfortably hot? Many things contribute to an uncomfortable garage temperature throughout the year, including its color.

Painting your garage door a darker color can contribute to the heat buildup in your garage during the warmer times of the year. If you don’t like your garage being too hot in summer, paint your door a lighter color. You should also make a mental note to replace your garage door with a model that’s well insulated, like an Overhead Door Company Thermacore model. Contact your garage door installer about this problem.

2. Use the Correct Paint

To paint an aluminum or steel garage door, use high-quality latex exterior house paint. Quality is important because you’ll need something ultra-durable to adhere to the metal, which can shift as temperatures heat up and cool off. Is the door made of wood? Don’t forget to sand and prime it first. Use exterior-grade paint, including exterior primer. Learn more about the priming and prep process here.

3. Read the Instructions

The paint manufacturer will provide instructions for the painting process, including which outdoor temperatures are safe for painting, and how long the paint must be left to cure. Follow the instructions carefully to ensure that the paint will form a lasting bond with the garage door.

4. Hire a Professional to Paint Your Garage Door

While it’s definitely possible to paint your garage door as a DIY project, hiring a painter makes this project easier, faster, and more successful. A professional painter may use specialized tools to get a smooth finish, which can lead to a more durable final product. If you’re considering painting your garage door on your own, get a quote from a professional painter before starting this project. It may be even cheaper than you realize.

Know When to Replace Your Garage Door

Are you painting your garage door because it is old and cosmetically in bad shape? It may be time for a replacement rather than repainting. If this is the case, contact Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City. Call today to make an appointment for a consultation and find out more about replacing your old garage door today.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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