Another update our gel stained garage door one year later almost 4 years now and still going strong.
Hickory gel stain garage door.
Clean your garage door first.
We ve lived in our home almost 7 years now.
Then 2 days later i was ready to do the gel stain on the garage door.
We used gel stain on our front door you can read all about it here.
Supplies for gel staining garage doors.
Our gel stained garage door makeover happened one year ago so i m giving you guys an update.
Carriage garage door hardware obviously this is optional but i like the way it looks.
Transform your garage door to a gorgeous faux wood door with this easy gel stain diy garage door makeover.
Since we moved into our home our brown painted aluminum garage door had faded more and more.
Gel stain in the color of your choosing i used minwax hickory.
Gel stained front door.
When brushing work on each section of the door at a time and try to mimic the direction of natural wood grain.
They only had 4 colors to choose from 15 or so.
Wet or tacky gel stain can be removed easily with a rag moistened with mineral spirits.
I gel stained the original garage door of the home and really like the way it looked.
The quart of gel stain was about 15 and we used two brushes so for under 20 bucks we got this awesome garage door update.
Gel stain i used the color hickory and needed 1 1 2 quarts for my three car garage.
Select a cheap brush.
Michael anthony walks you through a step by step on how to stain a wood garage door taking account location and weather that may impact the final product do.
Affiliate links included for your convenience we used a less than 20 can of gel stain to transform our paint faded aluminum garage door.
I added garage faux hardware from lowes to give it a f.
To do this you ll need.
To complete the graining process wait until the first coat of minwax gel stain is completely dry 24 48 hours then apply a second coat of gel stain with a natural bristle brush in the direction of the grain pattern created.
A recently cleaned and dry garage door for painting.
This item minwax 261004444 interior wood gel stain 1 2 pint hickory minwax 233334444 minwaxc polycrylic water based protective finishes 1 2 pint satin minwax 61500444 pre stain wood conditioner 1 quart clear.
Gel stain on garage door.
Tips for a diy garage door makeover and how to gel stain a garage door to look like wood.
Spar urethane sealant for exterior applications 15 or so.
However the garage door will need to sit for up to 48 hours to allow the stain to dry completely.
We chose this gel stain in mahogany.
Disposable paintbrush i used a 2 inch brush and liked that width for getting into all the grooves in the garage door.
Choose the right stain color.