How to refresh your garage door with paint

This weekend project will instantly enhance your home's street appeal.
Grey home with white garage door and tidy front lawnPhoto: Claire McFerran / Styling: Alex Carter

Even the most beautiful home exterior can be let down by a weathered, flaking garage door.

Luckily, revamping a garage door is a project that can be achieved in a single weekend with just two coats of garage door paint.

The key is all in the preparation. It’s important to create a clean and smooth base for the new paint to adhere to. Here, we run through the steps you need to follow in order to paint a garage door like a professional.

What you’ll need

Repainting a tired garage door will improve the look of your home’s exterior.

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  1. Remove rust and loose paint with a wire brush or coarse sandpaper.

  2. Using water and a diluted detergent wash down thoroughly to remove all dust, grease and dirt which may prevent the paint from sticking to the surface. Rinse with clean water.

  3. Place a drop-sheet or newspaper around the surrounding area to catch any spills or drips.

  4. Ensure the garage door is completely dry before painting.

  5. For best results apply 2 coats of Hammerite Garage Door Paint. Apply second coat after 16 hours.

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