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Old 08-30-19, 06:28 AM
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garage door color

Gravel road and driveway and a white garage door. We're off the road a bit but some days still have clouds of dust floating around the property and of course some dust from just driving in and out the driveway. I've been sanding, removing caulk, etc., getting ready to repaint the door and trim, and got to wondering if something like a beige for the door might show the dust a little less. The house is red brick so not too concerned about matching that as I imagine either will fit, but more just curious if an off color like that might look better longer.
 
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Like a white vs black car, darker colors are always going to show dirt more!
 
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What color [s] is the fascia, windows, front door, etc.?

IMO it's not a big deal to rinse off or wash the door occasionally.
 
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Thanks Marq, and yeah, that I get, so wasn't thinking of anything too dark, maybe not far from an off white. Not to pretend that dust would vanish, but sort of a sand color. Still better off with white and brush it off periodically?
 
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Facias, soffits, gutters, entry doors and storm door are all white Mark. The shutters and storm door on the front of the house are forest green, and I think they add a nice contrast, but none of them on this side of the house.
 
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I'd probably stick with white, not flat but a paint with a sheen. Satin might be enough although semi-gloss might clean easier. Flat paints tend to absorb grime while paints with a sheen tend to stay clean longer. BUT it's your house not mine and you need to go with whatever color makes you and yours happy. .... and if you choose a color and decide it doesn't work for you - it's not a big deal to change it.
 
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Thank you. And yeah, I know it's my call, in fact I have told others that same thing, many times, when they've asked for opinions on colors and whatnot. In this case though, the only reason I was thinking of changing was maybe not showing the dust as much, but nobody's piped up with "yeah that's a great idea", so we'll just stick with the white and continue to wash it off as needed. Not sure what I did the last time, but yes, it will definitely be semi-gloss if not gloss.
 
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I second the semi gloss / gloss recomendation. Also don't cheap out on the paint, I have heard of so many complaining about their doors sticking together or sticking to the weatherstripping because cheap paint doesn't have additives that prevent blocking. (Blocking is when paint sticks to itself or other surfaces)

According to sources I have read, Sherwin Williams SnapDry is their best product to avoid blocking. It's what I use on windows and window trim nowadays, because when you prepaint the trim, bundle it together, and take it out to a job you don't want the trim sticking to itself in the bundle.
 
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White it is, semi gloss because the guys at the store told me they thought I probably wouldn't care for gloss, so, just like I did with you guys on the color, I listened to them. And it would have been Sherwin Williams except that our local SW store closed a few years ago, so I went to the local independant paint store that a lot of the professionals in the area use. I think they're a little pricier than hardwares and big boxes, but I don't mind paying a little more when it comes with good and reliable advice, particularly when I'm not sure on which product to use or whatever. And, as it turned out, the guy who managed the local SW store, who I trusted for good advice, now manages this other store so worked out well all the way around. Well, except for the fact that now I have some painting to do this weekend.
 
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For some crazy reason I hate white, except maybe on a car. Plain white reminds me of something Festus would use on Gunsmoke.

I would bring the paint back and have some navajo white tint put in, love that color.
 
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While I don't care for white walls I like white trim, I never cared much for white vehicles unless it was a work truck/van. I don't remember which paint manufacture but I painted some town houses that were dark brown stucco and navajo white trim. I thought it was just an off white until I used the same paint across town on a house with white trim. I was surprised at how much color it had.
 
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