This post is sponsored by Homeright but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m switching things up today on the blog. We’re taking a little walk outside to what used to be the ugliest view of our home but not anymore! I’m thrilled to report that we recently gave the exterior of our house some much need attention with a simple garage door makeover using the Homeright sprayer!
If you haven’t been following us on our fixer upper journey feel free to take a peek at what the house looked like before we started renovations here. The poor state of the garage doors will then make sense. We have been so focused on the inside of the house the last year and a half that the outside of the house hasn’t seen much attention other then painting the back porch, front door, yard clean up and the install of new gutters. The trim of the house desperately needs to be painted and with three stories on one side of the house it’s no easy task. That doesn’t deter my husband though. He’s ready to throw up some scaffolding and get at it. We’ve only hired one person during our home renovation and that was a crew to install new gutters. J insist on trying most things on his own first but I will say he’s more handy than most! Have you ever painted your own house?
So little by little we’re sanding and scraping away and getting fresh paint on the place. I’ll keep ya posted here and there on how it’s going. Back to the garage doors. This is a photo that was take by my husband’s cousin before we bought the place. It’s hard to tell but on the left side of the photo you can see part of the one garage door. I’m kicking myself for not taking a photo of them right before renovation. The garage door on the left (not in the photo) did not have any glass in the top row. For months we had cardboard pinned up. It’s terrible, I know! We picked out our paint colors earlier in the summer and you can see them here. We’re keeping it similar minus the peach undertones.
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Simple Garage Door Makeover
Because the doors and track eventually need to be replace, we decided to forgo the high price of glass large enough to fill the upper panels and create four separate panels and fill the openings with plywood. They’re wood doors so this worked like a charm. We used 1/4″ plywood that we already had on hand. The fix was free! Here’s a little photo of the door shortly after we filled in the upper windows. I slapped on a coat of primer before I remembered to snap a before photo. It was taken with my phone so it’s a bit dark, but you get the picture.
Brush or rolling on the paint would work just fine but I was so excited to give my new paint sprayer a try. I’ve been using the Homeright Finish Max sprayer for a couple of years and loved it but the new sprayer kinda leaves the old one in the dust. They’ve made several updates to this new model that make paint and clean up so so much easier! I was sold after just the first use. We first used the sprayer outdoors when we fixed and painted a small fence in our back yard. It made the job so much faster and there’s never any brush strokes.
The first thing I did was to pressure wash the garage doors, followed by sanding to get any chipping paint left behind off the door. I made sure to also fill any cracks that were present. You can take the hardware off the door but I find it’s much easier to tape around it.
You can use a trim brush to get up against changing exterior or use a thin piece of cardboard as your barrier. I held the cardboard in one hand and the sprayer in the other. I made sure to work in small areas at a time.
It took two coats and they were finished! Here’s how they look today!
If I didn’t know any better I would think they were brand new doors!
While we were on this side of the house we took the time to paint the breakfast nook window trim as well.
It’s really quite amazing what a little time and paint can do. I’m so excited to put this new sprayer to work again and get the rest of the house finished! Up next, the front shutters. I’ll be sure to share that with you all later. For now it just feels good to knock another project off the list.
I hope you’ll join me back here tomorrow for The Creative Circle link party because one lucky reader is getting their own Homeright paint sprayer and painting tent! Be sure to stop by and enter to win. Have a great week friends!
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