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How to Paint a Garage Door

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When your garage door looks worse than it actually is, it can destroy the total aesthetics of your house. A fresh batch of paint needs to be used in order to bring the garage door, and by extension, your house, to its former glory. However, there are numerous caveats and precautions that you need to take in order to ensure that the painting job goes smoothly, without any hiccups. So, this is a comprehensive list of steps which need to be taken when you are painting your garage door.

Any metal surface needs to be cleaned first
Residue or any other sort of mold or bacteria can really harm the metal surface of the garage door. It can also cause serious problems to the main metal frame of the garage door. So, you would need to scrub the entirety of the metal surfaces so that there does not remain any sort of impediment. After the scrubbing, the application of soap, with sugar content is recommended.

Preparation is key
When you are painting a metal door, which has been previously painted on, you must use sandpaper to remove the old paint and the flakes. Right after the de-greasing process has been completed, the metal door and its frame are exposed. After this, you need to apply a primer on the door to prepare it for a fresh batch of paint.

Priming the metal door for the paint
Priming is one of the most important parts of the painting process. This is because of the fact that primers allow the paint to settle on the door properly, and leaves a fresh and proper look at the door. When you use the primer, make sure to follow the instructions which are provided by the manufacturer. The instructions should be a part of the primer container. Once the primer has dried (this process can take up to eight hours), paint the door as per your requirements.