Since a garage door is one of the most visible parts of the house, its painting maintenance including overhead garage door maintenance must be always updated. This must be checked every once in a while because if you fail to maintain your door's paint, the overall look of your house may also be affected.
Although a nice coat of paint makes your door more appealing, it has other purposes as well such as keeping your door protected from elements like sunlight, dust and harsh weather conditions. So if you see your door’s paint looking dull and chipping off, it's time to take care of it.
Steps in Painting
Before you go and start painting your garage, there are some factors that you need to consider. First is to check the weather, as it can have a big effect in the entire painting process. The weather must just be right, meaning, you cannot paint when it is either too hot or too cold.
The door must be cleaned very well so that painting will be easier. It is also best to check all the garage door parts so you can prepare them for painting as well. Those areas that you do not want to be painted must be covered too, so before painting you must be able to do this.
It is recommended to use a primer so that your paint will last longer and your garage door will have an added protection from rust and other elements. The amount of paint to be used is decided by certain factors like if your door has an aluminum frame then you will need less paint than when your material is made of wood.
After painting, you will need to wait for about 24 hours before using your garage door. This will ensure that the paint is dry and has already settled.