Great Friends, Gorgeous Garage: Step 3

Just like any other paint project, the garage needed a bit more prep time before the paint could start rolling. Since Cole had a great little deck next to his garage, the guys added some tape around the edges as well as the edges of all the doors and windows. They used a putty knife to help tuck into corners and make sure nothing got under the edges.

Have we mentioned how much we love the putty knife? This little guy can help scrape paint, seal edges of tape, get under an old finish and even spread putty if you need.

Great Friends, Gorgeous Garage: Step 1

With a blue front porch and blue accents around the exterior of their house, Cole and his wife were leaning toward a dark blue for the garage, but they were a little nervous to go so bold on such a large project.

Those nerves were squashed pretty quickly, though, once they got out our ColorSnap Studio app! With just a photo of the garage and a couple taps on the screen, they got a great idea of how the garage would look with a Sea Worthy (SW 7620) surface, and they were fully confident once they compared it to a color card from the store.

Great Friends, Gorgeous Garage

When you’re young and just starting out on your own, your biggest ask of your friends is to help you move to a new apartment. Once you’re a little older and have your own house, the ask gets a little bigger—like helping you paint your garage! That’s what Cole did. With nothing but the promise of sunshine, snacks, soda (we’ll call it “soda”) and some company, he got the gang together for a few days of painting.

Back Door Beautification: Step 5

Loving this yellow color? Well, you might be surprised that this perfect complement to Amanda’s Naval (SW 6244) door is actually a stain! She got a quart of custom-tinted Deckscapes Exterior Stain, which is great for a back porch. As a busy mom, she loved that the stain works in one coat, is scuff resistant and prevents moisture damage and mildew. No need to do extra work, right?
Using a roller on decks and porches makes it super easy to cover a larger surface in less time. That way, you can save your brush for getting in between the railings.

Back Door Beautification: Step 5

Loving this yellow color? Well, you might be surprised that this perfect complement to Amanda’s Naval (SW 6244) door is actually a stain! She got a quart of custom-tinted Deckscapes Exterior Stain, which is great for a back porch. As a busy mom, she loved that the stain works in one coat, is scuff resistant and prevents moisture damage and mildew. No need to do extra work, right?

Using a roller on decks and porches makes it super easy to cover a larger surface in less time. That way, you can save your brush for getting in between the railings.

Back Door Beautification: Step 4
Time to paint! Amanda got going with some Frog Tape® to keep the glass on her door paint free. Two coats were all it took for a beautiful Naval (SW 6244) finish. She told us her Sherwin-Williams store helped her pick out Duration Exterior paint in a satin finish, so that it’s easy to clean away “the dirt life gives you.” With a dog and a little girl at home, we’re glad she listened!

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If you’re ever painting a door or window and don’t have any tape around, no worries! Of course, try to stay in the lines, but when you’re done, you may be able to scrape off any “oopsies” with a simple putty knife. And to help stay in the lines without always reaching for a brush, mix up the size of your rollers: smaller spaces, smaller rollers.

Back Door Beautification: Step 4

Time to paint! Amanda got going with some Frog Tape® to keep the glass on her door paint free. Two coats were all it took for a beautiful Naval (SW 6244) finish. She told us her Sherwin-Williams store helped her pick out Duration Exterior paint in a satin finish, so that it’s easy to clean away “the dirt life gives you.” With a dog and a little girl at home, we’re glad she listened!

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