Painting a Garage Door

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Time required:

20 minutes

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Using a paint sprayer to paint a garage door is not complicated. This video will show you how to paint your garage door and get a beautiful factory finish! First, see my video on How to Use a Paint Sprayer.


Using a paint sprayer is a much more effective way to get an awesome finish on an old, faded metal garage door. The instructions in the video will show you how to do it. The main thing to remember is that you need to make sure you angle your spray gun so as to cover all the angles on the paneled sections of garage door.

Also, always make sure you try a small dab of paint on the garage door prior to painting. Let it dry, then try to scratch it off with your fingernail. If it is adhering properly, you should be able to tell. If it peels easily away from the door, you need to prime with an oil base primer before painting.

If you can’t get a hold of a paint sprayer, you can brush and roll a garage door. Start with the inner panels and work your way out, painting the door in sections as you go, making sure not to slop over into the surrounding sections. Be mindful of your brush strokes and make sure you are following the natural direction of the door sections, always starting your brush strokes at a joint or natural break in the door.

After the door is dry, raise it one section at a time so you can paint the cracks in between each door section (if you’re concerned about those).