When wood graining garage doors
Do Not Use Oil Base Materials On Metal Doors
I have found a high demand for wood graining garage doors over the past several months so I thought I may as well show what I have been doing with the overhead door demand. This is all acrylics with a UV protective top coat to keep from fading and the product line I used here has held up very well.
These doors I did about 5-6 years ago and they still look like the day I did them…….
I have seen many attempts to this technique, where oil base products were used and I would just like to warn everyone who is looking to get this done, that you should read the manufacturers label on the backside of your garage door to make sure you, or who ever is going to grain, or even repaint your door, to apply the right product.
Most door companies will void your warranty if you use the wrong product.
In Florida it is not recommended to use oil base products on metal overhead doors or any metal door for that matter, because it will crack, peel and actually break down quite rapidly because of the extreme elements that are common here.
This overhead door was done about 3 years ago and as you can see its still holding up very well against the direct sun hitting it every day
I have been using an “open palatte” technique for wood graining over head doors and other projects for several years and just wanted to update this post. I also use this technique for some of my “Faux Stone Techniques”
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