What’s the Best Garage Door Finishing Option?

June 6, 2022


Garage door finishing options may seem like a small detail at first, but they are ultimately one of the most influential decisions when it comes to how your custom garage door will look as a finished product. The finish you choose greatly impacts the character of the door, how well it fits into the design scheme of your home, and the overall curb appeal of your home.  

When you customize a garage door with CAMBEK, you get to choose from multiple finish options. Is there a best garage door finish? There is no wrong choice, but we can help you make the best decision for you and your home. 

Stain or Paint: The Age-Old Question

One of the most critical decisions when choosing a finish for your garage door is choosing whether to paint or stain it. Both are great options that will help protect the wood underneath it, and both will add a unique look to your home. Neither are better, and the decision mostly comes down to your personal preference. Both painting and staining a garage door will offer: 

  • Protection from the elements 
  • Several years of coverage 
  • Multiple color options 
  • A distinct and sophisticated look 

Those who prefer stain do so because it showcases the natural beauty of the wood. Those who prefer paint do so because there are more color options available. Whichever you choose, both paint and stain will need to be reapplied every few years to keep them looking new and protect the door from the elements. 

When you design and build a door with CAMBEK, you can choose to have the door unfinished so that you can paint or stain it yourself. We will prep the surface so it’s ready to be finished as soon as it’s delivered. If you would like to have our craftsmen finish the door for you, there are several finish options available: 

garage door finish colors

  • Willow Red 
  • St. Croix Natural 
  • Trimbelle Butternut 
  • North Folk Dark Brown 
  • Rush Brown 
  • Kinni Chocolate 
  • Big River Brown 
  • (White) Exterior Latex Paint 

Finishes for Hurricane-Prone Coastal Areas

We offer a three-coat, water-based stain finish that is ideal for coastal areas. This extremely flexible finish will not crack, flake, blister, or lift off of the door even after constant exposure to moisture, humidity, and wind containing saltwater particles. Our finish allows your door to withstand direct exposure to UV light, wind, snow, and rain. This is because of the nanotechnology of the finish, which provides the ultimate level of protection, environmental resistance, and color stability. 


Before choosing a finish, get started on the design of your door. Get in touch with our garage door experts for a free design consultation today.

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