Steps for Garage Door Repainting

As time goes by and after continuous exposure to the elements, it is inevitable that one day your garage door will need repainting. This degradation will lead to fading, paint chipping and leave the metal below exposed and vulnerable to rusting, so it is best to maintain that layer of protection to extend the life of your door. Below are the steps to performing this essential garage door maintenance and freshening your door up with a new coat of paint.

1. First, prepare the door by first sanding it down with coarse sandpaper or a wire brush to remove all of the old paint.

2. Wash the door with water and diluted detergent to remove any dust, dirt, old paint chips and grease. Then allow door to fully dry.

3. When painting outdoors, ensure the temperature is between 8°C and 25°C to optimise paint performance.

4. Before painting, ensure the ground and surrounding area is protected with a paint sheet or newspaper to catch drips or spills.

5. Start 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.

Why You Should Install Side Hinged Doors

Your home is supposed to be like a castle. This means that when you are choosing any of its parts, you have to make sure that you select the best ones. One of the ways that you can make your garage a perfect place is to install side hinged doors. These doors look like the normal doors, but they have hinges on either side. The hinges make it possible for you to open the doors by hand and swing outwards to offer access. Here are some other major advantages of installing these doors in your garage. Continue reading