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Real wood garage doors by Dynamic Garage Door. Many of my clients in Rancho Santa Fe have fabulous homes in these styles…and most of them have real wood garage doors. Is she awesome or what!!! Basically I chose a color similar to the look of raw, unstained wood, but wanted a tad bit more yellow in the undertone than real wood.
Then, using my own custom mixture of several Minwax oil-based Gel Stains Walnut, Aged Oak and Chestnutas well as a few drops of Universal Colorant, I quickly brushed the stain onto each panel of the garage door, using brush strokes in one direction.
I used a cheap china bristle brush or throw-away chip brush, because the coarse bristles leave more brush marks in the stain as opposed to more expensive brushes that tend to soften or feather brush strokes.
Plus the metal door is already embossed with a wood grain texture which helps create the look without having to do traditional wood-graining or faux bois. Since the Gel Stain is of a thick consistency that applies more like a glaze than a wood stain, the layering and overlapping of color gives it more of a natural wood-stained look, where there are darker patches i.
And some of the original base coat subtly peeking through the brush strokes keeps the finish from looking like a solid brown painted door. Until the day we can afford to make the investment in a beautiful real wood door, this faux painted door will do just fine.
Some of our neighbors thought we had a new wood door installed. The finished front door.
The finished inside of the front door. My husband sprayed both sides of the door handle with an antique brushed nickel color. Rust-Oleum makes a fantastic product that goes on beautifully, dries quickly and is really durable. He sprayed a few coats and it looks great…no drips or funky, rough patches.
I had my husband do a quick Photoshop mockup of what the house will look like once we have it painted. The very next day, there was one egg. On the third day, there were two….
And on the fourth day…there were three perfect little eggs. After painting the door, we put the wreath back up so that Mommy Bird and her eggs would be sheltered from the crows and other predators.
A couple of weeks later, one of the eggs hatched. This is the Baby Bird a few days after hatching. The day after this picture was taken, the bird did indeed fly away. We threw away the wreath the two other eggs never hatchedand cleaned the bird poop off the door.
The finish is durable enough to withstand caked on bird poop and simply wiped off without damaging the stain.What’s more, our work neighbors can actually change how well we do our own jobs.
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