The weather has warmed up here in Western PA, and we are moving on with the house projects but this time we are taking it outside!
The exterior of our house is a yellowish color, with gold trim. It was one of the first things I said, "if we buy this house we have to paint it" - I meant inside AND out! I also wanted to try to have a little fun with the garage doors - giving them a faux wood finish.
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My garage doors are wood, flat panels with no wood grain or details - and we were still able to achieve the wood look I was hoping for. Most newer metal garage doors have the "wood grain" in them, so it would look even better on a metal door!
General Finishes has some fantastic exterior products. I've been experimenting with them more and more, and knew they would hold up well for this application.
The first layer is Millstone Milk Paint. Milk Paint is rated as an interior/exterior paint so it was just what we needed.
Then we add some texture with Exterior Water Based Wood Stain.
Finishing it off with another layer of Antique Oak Water Based Wood Stain. You can see the second stain color (on the left) really gives it more dimension and layers.
Look at all that texture we can achieve! Once it's all dry, it's sealed with an Exterior finish to keep it from fading in the sunshine.
I bought multiple quarts of each paint and stain anticipating that it would take A LOT to cover the garage doors, but I was really surprised it only took a half of a quart of Milk Paint to cover both garage doors (they are each a single garage door size).
Here are both doors finished!! See our paint samples... I can't wait to show you the entire outdoor transformation!!
Want to learn how to do this too?? I have created a video tutorial walking you step by step through the process so your garage doors can look as good as mine!! It's all online, and will teach you everything you need to know! You can find out more by clicking the button below!
Until next time,