Painting Your Metal Carport, Garage, Storage Building or Pump House

Carport Empire believes your metal carport, garage, storage building or pump house should be as stylish as your home. That’s why we offer an array of color combinations for you to choose from. Clicking the “Color Charts” tab at the top of the Carport Empire website takes you to an interactive page wherein you can click on one of 13 different color blocks to change the color of the side panels on a photo of a Carport Empire enclosed garage with a pass-thru carport. Do the same on the next row of 13 color blocks to change the color of the trim in the photo. This allows you to see what your new metal utility structure will look like.

However, if you don’t see the colors you want for your new metal carport, garage, storage building or pump house, we’ve got tips for painting it yourself. First, clean your metal building using a pressure washer and hose or scrub with a soft sponge and a solution of mild cleaner and water, such as ¼ cup of phosphate-free laundry detergent or dishwashing detergent per gallon of water to clear away airborne dirt, or ¼ cup of bleach or ammonia per gallon of water to clean organic residue such as pollen. Rinse thoroughly with a water hose, then wipe with a black or dark colored cloth. If you see chalk on the cloth, rewash and rinse that area, as this is a sign of natural degradation of the original paint.

Apply two coats of rust-inhibitive primer, then two coats of acrylic soft gloss house paint in the color of your choice, allowing several hours between each coat for ample drying time. Drying typically takes about two hours in warm, clear weather.

Your new metal carport, garage, storage building or pump house is sure to be a stylish addition to your property, whether you choose one of our custom color combinations or paint it yourself. Our paint jobs are designed to last, but natural wear and tear will happen on any paint job, depending on your area’s climate. And, you may want to update your colors as your personal preferences change over time.

If you have any questions about our existing color options or painting your own Carport Empire carport, enclosed garage, storage building or pump house, contact us via our convenient online email form or call us at 800-985-7678.

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