If you’ve noticed rust on your garage doors, you should take action as soon as possible. It will only become worse if it goes unattended and you might end up having to install a new garage door. No one wants to spend unnecessary money when things can be fixed.

There are a few ways you can fix a rusty garage door:

Option 1.

If you’re worried your garage door will start rusting again, you could repaint the entire door. Of course, this option requires more time so choose the one that suits you.

You’ll need:

  • Warm water
  • Cloth
  • Sandpaper (medium-grit, coarse-grit, and fine-grit)
  • Electric sander
  • TSP (Trisodium Phosphate)
  • Paint sprayer and a bucket
  • Painter’s tape
  • Masking paper

First, you need to sand the entire garage door using the coarse-grit and then switch to a medium-grit and sand again. Mix water and TSP in a bucket. Grab the sponge, soak it in the mixture, and then use it to clean the door. Rinse the door and allow it to dry.

Protect the walls by applying masking paper using the painter’s tape. Apply a layer of primer while making sure the sprayer is not too close to the surface of the door. Once the primer is dry, paint the entire door. If needed, repeat the painting part for a second coat.

Option 2.

Remove the rusty bits and repaint them. This is a quick solution that won’t take a lot of your time or money. You need:

  • Dish-washing liquid
  • A cloth
  • Warm water
  • Some vinegar
  • Palm sander
  • Paint and paintbrush
  • Primer

The first step is cleaning the entire door with water and dish-washing liquid. Once you’re finished, allow the door to dry completely. The next step is wiping the rusted parts using a cloth dipped in vinegar (use white vinegar for this). The vinegar should help remove the rust. Continue wiping until all the rust is gone.

When you complete that step, it’s time to sand the treated spots. Coat them with primer and then paint the treated parts. Contact United Garage Doors today if you need help with your garage door service in Las Vegas.