This black garage door gave our house TONS of curb appeal. This tutorial on how to paint a garage door will help you improve your curb appeal as well!
We bought our house almost years ago and there were SO many things that I really loved about it. One thing I didn’t love was ALL the brown. We haven’t been in the market to repaint the entire house, but I knew we could update it by just painting the accents like the shutters, flower box, front door and garage door.
Painting the garage door was actually really simple. The most important thing to remember is that you have to paint it open, so that you can get into the cracks. Then you have to let it dry open so that it doesn’t dry painted shut! I used a good exterior paint in the color “Midnight Oil” by Benjamin Moore. Of course I also used my Handy Paint tray (which I’m obsessed with). I painted each panel by edging with a brush, and then rolling the flat part. Because our garage is flat this went really quickly.
Here’s the supplies you’ll need if you’re painting a garage door **contains affiliate links**:
I love how it turned out. I was afraid it might look like a black hole, or grab all the attention. Honestly I love that even if it grabs the attention it detracts from the tan house. After painting the garage door I was on a roll and I decided to paint the trim on our porch as well. I feel like painting the trim black was like giving it eyeliner! It really just made the trim pop, and again, detracted from ALL the tan. You might remember a few weeks back I painted our shutters. A few months ago I also painted the door and sidelights. This black trim just helped tie it all together.
I hope this post inspires you, that even if you can’t afford to paint your entire house, sometimes adding curb appeal is as simple as a can of black paint on some key elements. By painting the garage door, shutters, flower box, and front door it has drastically changed the look of the whole house.
Along with painting the garage door, here are some other simple ideas to improve curb appeal that I’ve done in the past:
- Replace a Front Door or Storm Door
- Paint a front door
- Paint Shutters
- Replace Lighting
- Paint Concrete Steps
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this post inspires you to tackle a simple project to update your curb appeal!
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