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Tuesday
May292012

Painting My Garage Door Red

Earlier this year a strong gust of wind during a storm caught the screen door on my garage and yanked it off along with a piece of the door trim. Since the screen door was mostly a hassle I decided that I am not going to put it back on and instead just spruce up the door and frame without it.

To start I thought that painting the door red would really make a nice improvement. It was a pale grey color which was very blah and always looked a bit dingy. I began by cleaning the door and removing the old door knob by taking out the screws from the latch and inside knob. I then taped around the perimeter of the door to mask it and put paper along the floor and garage wall. I also taped around the window and covered the glass with paper.

Once everything was prepped I primed the door with grey spray paint primer and then applied a few coats of red spray paint. Once everything was dried I installed a new door set with an oil rubbed bronze finish. 

I love the new door color. I think it looks great with the yellow, teal and white color scheme and really brightens up the garage. The formerly boring door now looks fun and inviting.

I still need to replace the trim around the door and do some paint touch-ups but painting the door was definitely a step in the right direction.

What do you think of the new door color? Do you have a fun color on your garage door or one of your house doors?

Reader Comments (4)

Looks good and you know that behind that spruced up door is a tidy organized garage :-) I really liked the new door knob. The red, I think, is a perfect shade and makes the door defined; yes come in through this way.

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary-Lou

It looks great and I love that you did it with spray paint.

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRene

Mary-Lou- Thank you! Getting the garage cleaned definitely motivated me to get some other things done on the garage, too.

Rene- Thank you! The door is metal so I thought it would work best spray painted.

May 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterLisa

Looks great! And I'm happy to find out that spray paint works that well on metal doors. I may just have to try that myself!

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

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