garage door after painting

Updating a Plain Garage Door

Learn how to update and paint a plain garage door by transforming it with a carriage style theme with vintage handles for a whole new look.

DIFFICULTY: Beginner

Overview

You might be surprised at how easy it is to take a boring garage door from drab to fab! After years of looking at my plain garage door I decided to give it a makeover. It really didn’t take much effort and the results are surprisingly impactful! I wanted to give the illusion of the carriage style garage doors with windows and decorative hinges, but I didn’t want to spend the money to actually replace the door. Fortunately, there is a very easy and inexpensive way to get the look!

Before

garage before painting

After

garage after painting
1

Stencil Faux Windows

I began by painting faux windows onto the top row of squares on the door. I taped around the border of each square first. Next, I measured the centers of each square both horizontally and vertically. I used a level to draw pencil lines across each way.

stenciling faux windows
2

Tape and Mask

Then I applied skinny painter’s tape over each of the pencil lines. Be sure to press down on the painter’s tape firmly. You want to make sure you have a good adhesion to prevent any bleed through.

Masking garage door
3

Paint the Garage Door

Once I had everything taped off, I set up my FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer. I’ve used my paint sprayer before on stencils and it always gives me a nice, crisp line. I used an exterior paint that prevents rust in a shiny finish. The high shine finish will help.

spraying garage door
4

Add Hardware

Once the “windows” were painted, I allowed that to fully dry before removing the painter’s tape. While waiting for that, I added my decorative hardware. I found this set of hinges and handles that are actually magnetic. They stick right to your metal garage doors with no tools needed!

magnetic hinges
5

Enjoy the New Garage

This simple makeover could not have been easier and the before and after is like night and day! All for under $40!

This sponsored post was created by The Honeycomb Home. Head to the blog for the full post and details.

garage door after painting
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