Painting wooden garage door

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I am planning on painting my wooden garage door. The current paint is apparently by Kelly Moore. Should I stick with them or is there someone better? Will another company be able to match the current color easily? Any tips on preparation or technique?
 
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Wooden garage door? Does your door have two giant springs; one on each side? All my neighbors have switched to aluminum rollup doors. I'm about the last guy in the neighborhood with a wooden garage door.
 
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I still have a wooden garage door. A cleaning, prime, paint is all I have done in over 30 years of ownership. Even when we changed the rest of the house from a cedar exterior to vinyl siding(w/roof, gutters, windows), we kept the wooden garage door. Still looks great!
 
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A good, long lasting paint job comes down to surface prep. It's not hard, but it can be labor intensive. Probably the best idea is to ask the question at a local hardware or paint store that has been around a while. They'll know what products work best in your area.
 

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Our wood door is I don't even know how old. We repainted and I can echo the above - prep is what it's all about.
 
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Originally Posted By: Apollo14
The existing paint is ~10 years old. Good condition.
like previous Bitoggers said, prep is everything: -clean -take any bubbly out -patch holes/uneven -1 layer of good primer -2 layers of paint stand back and pat yourself on the back now you are allowed to crack a cold one P.S. do not paint between the panels unless you want one solid piece door.....
 
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Also, every couple of years, if I still have enough paint left over, I will touch up the garage door and other trim of the same color. But, every several years, I will paint the whole/all of, door/trip. Makes everything look nice & clean!
 
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