16 Ways to Upgrade Your Garage Door

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Happy Thursday Friends… the weekend is knocking on our door and today we’re talking about garage doors… sorry I couldn’t resist.   If you’re new here I would love to have you follow me on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with all my latest projects!  A couple months ago I shared with you guys how we used gel stain to completely update our aluminum, painted garage door.

Faux Wood Garage Door Update with Stain

It’s one of the easiest DIY projects we’ve tackled with the biggest impact.  Our door had been baked facing the east and the paint was so faded.  You can read all about out DIY Garage Door Makeover with Stain here.  I’m going to try out the same process on our front door, once our temps drop below 90 during the day.


Well my friends over at hometalk.com ask me to create a hometalk board with other amazing garage door projects.     So I invite you to check out 16 Amazing Makeover, Updates and Tips for your Garage Door.


If you haven’t checked out hometalk before I think you’ll love it.  It’s a great place for inspiration and to ask questions about all things home and garden.


  1. Although my garage door functions just fine, it’s pretty ugly and it really detracts from the rest of the house. I’m glad to have found this article on ways to upgrade your garage door. It’s good to know that you can use a gel stain to update an aluminum garage door. It really makes it look like wood. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Really great ideas! There are always creative ways to spruce up the appearance of the house and garage doors are at the center of that creative change! Wonderful tips, I can’t wait to be able to apply these tips to my own garage door!

  3. These are all great ideas and look fantastic! Maintaining your garage door will improve both its utility and its aesthetic. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

  4. That’s amazing to see what a stain could do for a garage door. My garage door is a little outdated, so I think that my husband and I are going to look for new ones. I’m hoping that we can find one before our family comes over next week.

  5. This stain does have a huge impact on garage doors. Just looking at the picture you have here shows how contrasting the two sides of the door are. We need to remodel our garage doors, they are really old and faded, so thanks for the inspiration!

  6. It is nice to know that there are simple options for upgrading my garage door. I think I can handle adding some new paint or stain to the garage door. It is when I get to the inner workings that I get lost, fortunately I don’t need to touch them.

  7. My garage has been really faded, like yours, for years! I absolutely love the dark paint that you used on your garage! I really appreciate the link you gave at the end, I can’t wait to get started on updating my garage! Thanks for this help!

  8. This is good to know. I was considering hiring a contractor to come out and fix up our door, but it looks like something we can manage. I’m planning to repaint the exterior, but I think we’ll attempt to insulate it on our own before enlisting in the help of a professional.

  9. This gives me hope! I moved into a home with my husband, and the garage door is sun-bleached and a pretty big eyesore to the neighbors. I know I’ll be using this post for inspiration, thank you for sharing 🙂

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