Two Single Garage Doors Faux Painted To Look Like Wood

The project I have been working was completed this week.  I painted a wood grain look on two single car garage doors.  Now the garage doors match the front doors I painted the week before.

Here is a photo of the completed doors.  The front doors are set off to the right.

When I paint a garage door to look like wood I try to make the direction of the wood grain go the way it would go if the door was make of real wood.   So in the picture below you can see part of that process.  I use lots of tape when creating a wood look on a garage door and the reason is I do not want any paint strokes to overlap on a previously painted surface.  So I tape the areas I am currently on to avoid that.  You can see in the circle that I am working on the vertical spaces between the panels.  If the door where indeed real wood these spaces would have a vertical wood grain direction.  When I tape off I like to leave about a 1/16th of an inch of the horizontal pattern exposed indicated by the white arrows.  That way when I am all done there are no unpainted lines or areas.


  1. Yeah! So glad to find your blog again! Looking forward to reading past posts on your great garage doors :-)


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