Saturday, March 1, 2014

How to Paint Garage Window Insert - Part 3 of 4 - Painting The Inserts

Fig.1 Alkyd emulsion® 
satin finish
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Alkyd emulsion® satin finish
Paint brush

Paint liner
Paint roller frame 
Paint roller cover 4-inch
Paint tarp (9x12 and paper tarps)

Paint tray

Mr. Emmet lives in Lucerne Valley, California. He wanted to paint his new garage door inserts that he had just purchased for $100 on

This post shows the four steps on painting garage door window inserts. 

Step 1: Fig.1 and fig.2 shows Alkyd Emulsion Satin finish that will be used to paint the garage door inserts.
Fig.2 Vista® Protec emulsion
Step 2: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows the tools needed to get this job done. Paint brush 1-inch, paint roller frame and roller cover (4-inch), paint tray (upright), slip joint pliers.
Fig.3 The painting tools
Fig.4 Large grey tarps
Step 3: Fig.5 through fig.10 shows the progression of painting the inserts. Use the roller for flat surfaces and the brush for the rounded edges.
Fig.5 Painting flat areas
Fig.6 Rolling flat areas
Fig.7 Rolling the edges
Fig.8 Rolling edges and with brush
Fig.9 Second coat
Fig.10 Job finished
Step 4: This paint is not easy to use, so give yourself plenty of time to do the job. The Alkyd emulsion® as long as it's wet is easy to clean up, but once dried can be difficult to clean off your tools. Try not to let the roller get dry or the brush. Keep them both in the emulsion paint. Now, give the inserts a couple of hours to dry before handle them. Interested in learning more about this paint, click here. 

How to Paint Garage Window Inserts:

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1 comment:

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