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Old 10-12-2015, 06:56 AM   #16
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Sorry but I think the opposite. The small door makes this look like crap. 3x coats now you know why nobody recommends foam rollers.
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Remember what I said? Wood graining is an art that takes years to learn and perfect. I know cuz this is what I did and occasionally still do. A lot of mistakes will be made before you get it right.
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Sorry but I think the opposite. The small door makes this look like crap.


3x coats now you know why nobody recommends foam rollers.
idk exactly what you mean by that. and i do not take offence. either way, its one of those "can't please everyone all the time" things.
so if you care to elaborate, thats fine.


i chose the foam roller thinking it would give a smoother finish. i should have asked first (and i know better). but you know what, that roller put an awesome texture on the smooth entrance door.
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Remember what I said? Wood graining is an art that takes years to learn and perfect. I know cuz this is what I did and occasionally still do. A lot of mistakes will be made before you get it right.
umm, yeah, ok. that is in no way an attempt to wood grain.
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oh. i forgot to take a completed pic when i got home from work.
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Basically foam rollers tend to put too thin a film coat on. And they still leave some texture. If you're not going to spray (and most people wouldn't), then a brush would be the way to go, using a paint with good leveling. However "leveling" is a little bit of an odd phrase since the doors are vertical. Leveling works great when the surface is horizontal (for example, I'd prefer to take a door off and put it on sawhorses if I could). You could still apply the paint with a roller (but not a foam roller), and then brush it out smooth.
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idk exactly what you mean by that. and i do not take offence. either way, its one of those "can't please everyone all the time" things.
so if you care to elaborate, thats fine.


i chose the foam roller thinking it would give a smoother finish. i should have asked first (and i know better). but you know what, that roller put an awesome texture on the smooth entrance door.
Wasn't trying to offend you all I was saying was I liked the dark brown small door color. I have rolled a lot of garage doors with regular roller. Have never gotten the foam to work.
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Wasn't trying to offend you

all I was saying was I liked the dark brown small door color.

I have rolled a lot of garage doors with regular roller. Have never gotten the foam to work.
i didn't think you were, i was just say'n.

well, if you like the small door, then i think you will like the large door. as it is exactly the same color. the only difference is there are more/larger squares. and the stamped in wood graining, combined with the semi-gloss. cause there to be more contrast and reflections. though, the "texture" the foam added tones down the gloss somewhat. and i think that is good.
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sorry, no pic today. i stopped at menards, and got home after dark.
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ok, here ya go....
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oh. i have led's and a dimmer to go in.
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Looks pretty nice...
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Nice paint job. Did you also add outside handles to help raise the doors, or is that part of something else.

Are you going to replace the A19 bulbs with LEDs, or will that be a bigger lighting project. I hope you will share the final results.
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Nice paint job. Did you also add outside handles to help raise the doors, or is that part of something else.

Are you going to replace the A19 bulbs with LEDs, or will that be a bigger lighting project. I hope you will share the final results.
http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Hardw...0_SR160%2C160_

i did yesterday. having issues with that. will be posting in the electrical room.
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oh. at menards, i priced a top panel with windows. $420. i don't need windows that bad.
then there are these,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...f_rd_i=desktop
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