Garage Door Painting Tips To Consider In St. Louis, MO
As the weather starts to look nicer, you may think about how you might want to make the time to improve the look of your home exterior, and one thing that you can look to somewhat easily improve is your garage door — which doesn’t have to actually be improved at the same time as the rest of your garage, though this is of course an option as well.
Painting your garage door, for example, is a fine way that you can make the door look better, particularly if it has been a long time since your garage door was painted (or even if it just so happens that the color that was chosen for the doors was perhaps not chosen so wisely as it were!)
You can probably imagine the extent to which it helps to prepare to get these sorts of painting projects done correctly.
Let’s have a look at some garage door painting tips to consider.
1. Use The Right Kind Of Paint
One thing that you’re going to want to make sure that you do when you are looking to paint your garage is to ensure that you are using the right sort of paint in approaching the painting project.
There are quite a few kinds of paint out there that you’ll be able to choose to use for your garage doors, but that doesn’t mean that all of them are equally suitable — and when you think about the various kinds of weather that you might see and their effect on the exterior of your home it makes sense that you should get a paint that’s not only meant for home exteriors but also specifically for the sort of weather that you typically get in your area.
Therefore if you tend to see a lot of rain, for example, it would be a good idea to make use of exterior paint that will be more resistant against the harsh battering of rain than not.
2. Be Careful With Your Color Choice
As you can imagine, there are quite a number of color options available to you in considering painting your garage, but not all of them are going to look right on your garage.
One thing that’s going to help you determine the right color for your garage doors might be beyond your control in the form of whether you live in an area that has a home owner’s association – an HOA – that would dictate certain colors that are allowed, from which you would be relatively restricted.
Free from such an association, on the other hand, and you might want to think about the other colors that are on your home and what could possibly go well with those colors – it’s not a bad idea to think about colors that contrast with the colors that are already on your home.
3. Properly Plan For Good Weather
Speaking of good weather and all things related to weather, it’s a good idea when you are looking to paint your garage doors to limit your time painting to when the weather is appropriate for such a thing.
Rain, for example, is one thing that’s quite lovely to see but not so good when it comes to painting projects that take place outside – you should stay away from painting then because there are few things that are as bad for painting as if you start with a surface that is moist, or even painting while it is raining.
Ideally, you’re going to want to work in weather that is not overly hot so that the paint doesn’t dry too quickly, and certainly not raining.
We would love the opportunity to be your go-to exterior painter in St. Louis, MO. Call us at 314-582-5272 to book a FREE estimate, and let us help you enhance the interior of your home so you can focus on other things.