How to Remove Graffiti from A Painted Metal Garage Door

A garage door dominates about 30% of the front facade of most homes. The appearance of your garage door can say a lot about you. A clean garage door lets the world know that you care about your home’s appearance. On the other hand, a dirty or graffitied door gives off a message of neglect.

Graffiti can sometimes be defacing to the appearance of your property especially if it is on your garage door. Fortunately, you can remove the unwanted paint from your garage door surface by following these steps:graffitti garage door

  • When graffiti strikes it is best to remove it within in 24-48 hours. Studies show that the best graffiti prevention strategy is immediate removal.
  • If your door is made of steel, aluminium or another type of metal, you should use a solvent designed for removing graffiti or paint. Spray the solvent over top of the graffiti or paint you’d like to remove.
  • Let the solvent soak into the graffiti or paint. You can leave it to sit for several minutes by following the instruction.
  • Use a nylon brush that has stiff bristles to scrape away the graffiti. Be gentle, as you only want to remove the graffiti, not the door’s paint. Whatever you do, don’t use a brush with metal bristles.
  • Wipe the area clean with a rag, to remove any tiny bits of lingering graffiti.
  • Rinse with clean water and let dry.
  • Depending on how large the graffiti is, you might have to work in sections. Only try to remove a small amount at once, so that the solvent doesn’t end up sitting on the door’s surface for too long.
  • Another option is to use paint thinner to remove the spray paint. Pour some paint thinner or reducer in a small container, dab a little on a piece of the washcloth and wipe the graffiti area. Rub in small circular motions, watching carefully to ensure that the thinner does not remove the original paint colour. If this method works, do the steps on other parts of the garage door. When finished, wash the door with soapy water, rinse and wipe dry.
  • The last option is to repaint your garage door. This is a costly option, but it’s useful for white garage doors that can show up graffiti marks even after it has been cleaned.

Steel-Line Introduces Truefit Pelmet

At Steel-Line, we are pleased to announce the release of the Truefit Pelmet.
The Truefit pelmet creates a clean, modern and seamless finish by integrating the pelmet into the front of the garage door so it is in line. It replaces the boxed pelmet extruding from the top of the door.
The aesthetic achieved enhances the elevation of your door and can save hundreds of dollars on building costs, as the steel lintel and brickwork across the door opening is no longer required.
Available for double and single garage doors, in twelve standard Colorbond® colours, Classic Cedar and Caoba, the Truefit Pelmet is revolutionising the street-appeal of houses across Western Australia.
Call Steel-Line Garage Doors WA on 1300 767 900 today and book a FREE measure and quote.

Steel-Line First to Market with Rendered Finish Garage Doors

Australian garage specialists release an exciting range of rendered finish garage doors

rendered finish garage doorSteel-Line Garage Doors, Australia’s leading manufacturer and supplier of garage doors have recently launched a new range of rendered finish garage doors that are designed to create the look of real concrete.

First to market with three realistic concrete look colours, the rendered finish garage door is designed to be both durable and stylish.

These garage doors are made from BlueScope steel, preferred by builders and designers alike for its strength, flexibility, lightness and corrosion-resistance.

Steel-Line’s National Sales and Marketing Manager, Greg Dwyer, is expecting high demand for these new garage doors.

“Concrete look render is one of today’s most popular choices in home design and styling.

garage door colours The rendered finish garage doors can be adapted to many different architectural styles using our modern powder coating technology,”

“They are ideal for coastal properties and bushfire prone areas and the feedback we have had from our customers has been outstanding – we expect to see lots of proud Australian households complimenting their properties with this modern look garage door,” said Mr Dwyer.

Thanks to the unique manufacturing process used to construct them, the rendered finish garage doors are visually appealing, reliably tough, and designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate. They are also termite resistant, low maintenance and environmentally friendly.

The rendered finish garage doors are now available to builders and homeowners directly from Steel-Line branches or through their extensive reseller network around the country.

Call Steel-Line Garage Doors on 1300 767 900 today and book a FREE measure and quote.

Steel-Line Garage Doors Introduces Perisher White Colour

white garage doorHere at Steel-Line, we have always been passionate about providing our customers with the very latest in housing design trends. Steel-Line Garage Doors are pleased to announce today the release of a new standard premium colour: Perisher White.

Steel-Line’s Perisher White contains no other pigment except for white, creating the softest most sympathetic colour without the colder blue undertones of a brilliant white.

Joining the current white shades (Colorbond® Surfmist® and Dulux® Pearl White®), Perisher White is Steel-Line’s whitest white ever.

The new colour is available in woodgrain finish for sectional doors and smooth finish for roller doors.

This exciting new colour is available to builders and homeowners directly from Steel-Line branches or through our extensive reseller network around the country.

Call Steel-Line Garage Doors on 1300 767 900 today and book a FREE measure and quote.

Steel-Line Garage Doors Introduces the New DecoWood® Colours

Here at Steel-Line, we have always been passionate about providing our customers with the very latest in housing design trends. Steel-Line Garage Doors are pleased to announce today the release of three new DecoWood® colours: Merbau, Silky Oak and Weathered Timber.

Twelve Great Colours to Choose from:

timber look garage door colour

The DecoWood® garage door is ideal for coastal properties and bushfire prone areas. It is made from BlueScope® steel, which is an incredibly versatile material, preferred by builders and designers alike for its strength, durability, flexibility, lightness and corrosion-resistance.

DecoWood® features include:

  • Durable marine grade powder coating for aluminium or coated steel
  • Low-maintenance, no rotting
  • Completely impervious to termites
  • No warping, splitting or shrinking
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Stylish and durable
  • Twelve great colours at an affordable price

 

Call Steel-Line Garage Doors on 1300 767 900 today and book a FREE measure and quote.

Steel-Line Introduces New Inspirations® Garage Door Colours

Steel-Line Garage Doors, Australia’s leading garage door company that has been servicing the Australian market since 1979, has introduced two brand new insert colours into one of its signature ranges.

Inspirations Finger Safe Garage Doors, one of the company’s most innovative ranges, has just added Black and White in matte finish Aluminium Composite Panel inserts to its collection of over a hundred garage door options.

black matt garage door  Greg Dwyer, Steel-Line’s National Sales & Marketing Manager, is delighted to expand the company’s offering further.

“If there’s one thing Australian homeowners love, it’s choice. This new Black and White matte finish is a very luxurious and stylish finish and we’ve already seen strong customer interest” said Mr Dwyer.

“Steel-Line are always seeking ways to give customers more options and adding further colour choices is yet another way to regularly achieve this.”

This range’s aluminium frame continues to be available in Dulux Colorbond® colours, as well as Dulux Silver Pearl and Citi Pearl.

The new Inspirations garage doors are available to builders and home owners directly from Steel-Line branches or through their extensive reseller network around the country.

Call us today on 1300 767 900 or request a free quote for this product.

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