Acrylic latex exterior house paint is the best choice, but be sure to choose a high quality paint. In most cases a single coat of paint is all it takes, but keep in mind it could take more than one coat to provide good coverage if you’re painting the garage doors a color that’s lighter than the original color.
The best kind of paint to use on a garage door is an exterior latex paint from a paint brand that makes quality paint. This is true for vinyl garage doors and wooden garage doors. For metal garage doors, the best paint is oil-based exterior paint, but exterior latex paint will still work.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What paint finish do you use on a garage door?
The best finish for garage doors is a gloss or semi-gloss finish. Both of these finishes dry hard and are not easily scratched. Additionally, glossy paints hold up well to humidity and can be cleaned with ease.
Do you need special paint for a garage door?
Your best and safest bet is to buy an entire gallon of the color you need. This should give you an ample supply of paint to get the job done, plus some extra paint in case you need to retouch at a later date. If the garage door is steel or aluminum you'll want to use high-quality latex exterior house paint.
What kind of paint should I use on my garage door?
Like we said in the beginning, an average ranch style home has a garage door that takes up over 30% of the facade. If your garage is of the darker variety, the paint can look like it’s chalky and fading in certain spots. Lighter colored doors can just as easily show dirt and rust stains after just a few short years.
Can you use double Formula paint on garage door?
The double formula for interior and exterior use adds versatility. With a coverage of up to 9m²/litre, a tin of paint goes a long way. And after painting the garage door, you can use the leftovers to freshen up the woodwork or to give a new lease of life to interior or exterior objects.