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Stenciling Garage Doors? Why not!

Exterior painting does not have to be limited to just the colors you select for the painting project – it can involve decorative painting as well. When you pull up to your house at the end of the day, the first thing you see is your garage door. It can be a welcoming feature of your house, something that will bring a smile to your face every day.

Decorative Painting on Garage Doors

As an illustration of this concept, I would like to tell you about the painting of the garage doors for the shop/office building for Painting in Partnership. Shortly after building this structure on the rear of the property where my house is located, my wife suggested we dress up the doors to give them more pizazz. I liked the idea. So she proceeded with developing a 3-color stylized leaf pattern, which we would then stencil unto the panels of the garage door. To complement the garage door motifs, she designed a stylized tree with the same leaf pattern for the entrance door.

Wow! I thought those were cool designs. So I proceeded to execute the painting. The main materials besides the paints were the plastic sheeting for the stencils and the stretchable tape for the curvy lines of the tree, plus a good measure of patience and attention to detail. The major challenge was to maintain crisp stencil lines, in spite of the strong wood grain texture of the garage door.

Paneled garage doors present wonderful opportunities to use decorative painting to make a statement by introducing a splash of color, on otherwise plain surfaces. As house painting contractors in the Chicago area, we thrive on using color and custom patterns to enhance the beauty of clients’ home environments.