The best paint for a garage door depends on what the garage door is made from. We’ll cover what these are below.
For UPVC garage doors and all other UPVC elements like cladding and windows, solvent-based paint is always best. This is available with a glossy, satin or matte finish and offers a durable finish if sprayed in three even coats.
For an aluminium garage door, again solvent-based paint can be used, and it will provide a durable, hardy finish. You could alternatively use a 100 per cent acrylic latex exterior paint which will provide the durable finish you want.
For timber garage doors, most people prefer to varnish these, but if painting is desired, exterior water-based paint is fine. Oil-based paint is also fine, and some carpenters swear by it. In reality, water or oil, doesn’t really matter.
You can get away with brush marks with timber and if you go down this route, Ronseal 10-year weatherproof is great.
If you have a UPVC or aluminium garage door, you won’t be able to get away with a brushed finish because the brush marks show up.
For these garage doors, the paint needs to be sprayed, which means enlisting the services of a professional company – unless you have a spray-paint gun lying around. Cans won’t do because they don’t cover enough surface area. This is because they don’t have near enough power to jet the paint in a wide, even spray pattern.
When professionally spray painted, a UPVC, aluminium or even timber garage door will appear brand new. It will look as though it left the factory in its new colour, so long as the company doing the spraying are good at it.
We provide a 10-year guarantee when we spray paint your garage door and we always use the right paint for the job. The cost to spray paint a garage door is circa £280.
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