southwest style garage doorsAnother great example of how to paint garage doors to look like wood.

This time the house has a true southwest style… and the Hacienda Style Doors look amazing.

I’m thrilled that so many of you are having such great results with the painting faux wood painting video set!

Thanks for sharing.

Hi Debra

I thought I would send you pictures of the faux wood garage doors I painted, as I am satisfied at how they turned out.

First Picture shows plain white steel doors.

Second picture is a close up of one door after completion

Next is both doors fully finished.

The fourth picture shows the garage door and the front door in the same frame,
along with some of the wood trim on the house and porch.

My goal was to finish the garage doors so that they matched the feel of the doors and trim.

The last photo is a close up of some of the panels on the garage door to illustrate the wood grain look I

This was my first time using a faux wood technique too. Not extremely difficult, but it was a lot of work and fairly time consuming.

Worth the effort though for the finished look and the cost savings of purchasing real wood doors.

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I’m amazed at all the fantastic results I am seeing with faux wood paint on Garage Doors:

Hi Debra,
Been meaning to send you some pictures.
I have put off painting my garage doors for fear of screwing it up as a first timer, but I finally took the plunge and I got the look I wanted.
What do you think?

What do I think? Amazing use of paint.

What a beautiful house and the garage doors now make a statement.

You are an inspiration to everyone who is hesitating to try Faux Wood painting Garage Doors.


Faux Wood Graining Garage Door

by THAT Painter Lady

Hi Debra,

Well, we finally finished painting the exterior of our house and faux-wood graining the garage door

Time was of the essence.

Fortunately, the weather cooperated long enough to let me paint without too much heat (it was going to change for the hotter according to the weatherman and it did for a day or two), however, I did deal with quite a bit of wind.

I’ve never painted and fauxed so fast in my life. LOL.

Definitely challenging to get the glaze/paint-on before it dried.  The strokes were long and tiresome trying to keep it on track, but I did it in 2 days basically.

I primed and based coated one day took about an hour or 2 for each and then fauxed the next that was 6 to 8 hours.

Then I left it for 2 days and came back and double sealed it.

The house color is quite a change for us ( and I suspect for a couple of our neighbors too = ) ) it was funny hearing all the (well-intentioned) “unasked for” opinions about how we should do the garage door.

I never told them what I was planning… haven’t heard a thing from those particular neighbors since.

Either they’re not happy that I chose my own way or blown away by the look and feel silly, I’d like to think the latter. = )

We’ve had many many compliments as well and notes left on our car expressing their love for our colors!!! I’ve also had a couple of offers to do garages.  I’m on the fence about that.It’s not too terribly difficult, it’s just that I can live with my imperfections not sure if someone else can.

We really love how it all turned out especially with the wood look doors.
Thank you for all your input and help and your wood grain video set!
Hi Ann… Call me impressed!  I love what you did on your garage door… and the house color is perfect.


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