Garage Door

I finished painting the two car garage door on Friday.   I really had some good luck with this garage door.  First of all the door is on the north side of the home so I was in the shade all day and second of all I didn't get rained out.

Typically it takes one day to clean, prime and then paint on the base coat of paint.  Then the next day I can start to paint the garage door to look like wood.  On this job I have two garage doors to paint to look like wood.  A single door and a double door.  I created the wood look on the single garage door first then moved onto the bigger door.

The first day on the bigger door was a really productive day.  I was able to paint all the panels on 4 rows  to look like wood.  The first photo is at the end of the day.

paint a garage door to look like wood

The next day I started off by painting the wood grain in on the space between the rows of panels.  When I do this I tape off the top two rows and then paint them.  After they are done I raise up the garage door so I can get the bottom two horizontal spaces.  In the next photo you can see how I am ready to paint in the top two horizontal spaces having taped them off.

After I have painted the entire door to look like wood I apply by brush a clear acrylic top coat that is UV protective.  The last photo shows both doors complete.  They came out great and the homeowners are thrilled with the result.

two garage doors painted to look like wood


  1. Hi there,
    Can you please tell me the colors you used to achieve the color of this garage door? It's very well done!

    1. The base coat for that door is a Shwerwin Williams color called SW Toasty 6095.  Then the first color of wood grain is SW Fiery Brown 6055.  The second and darker wood grain color is SW Turkish Coffee 6076.  Hope this helps.


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