Choosing the Right Ultra-Grain Finish for Your Exterior

Jun 27, 2023

Clopay Ultra-Grain wood-look steel doors are a popular choice because of their versatile designs, affordable cost and low-maintenance durability.

The garage doors come in a variety of styles including classic raised or recessed panels, carriage house, and modern flush panels or planks.

Gallery Steel Garage Door
Gallery® Steel, Long Panel design with REC14 windows in Medium Ultra-Grain finish. Photo courtesy: Elyse McCurdy Home Designs (@elyse.mccurdy_homedesigns)

Wood accents warm up exteriors with organic textures and add contrast. It’s common to use them as a “neutral tone” on white exteriors with black windows and trim or as a highlight against dark siding. 

Ultra-Grain comes in a number of shades: Walnut, Dark, Medium, Slate, Kona and Coastal Gray. So how do you know which color is the best match for your exterior?

Bridgeport Steel Garage Door
Bridgeport™ Steel, narrow panel design in Dark Ultra-Grain finish

The easiest thing to do is order free samples from Clopay that you can hold up to your house or other paint samples to find the best match. We’ll send you up to three at no charge.

View them at different times of day because they can look slightly lighter or darker depending on the light.

This chart has general guidelines to help you find a finish that should complement your exterior.

Ultra-Grain Comparison Chart

Check out more inspiring examples of Ultra-Grain on different homes.

Canyon Ridge 4-Layer in Slate
Canyon Ridge (4-Layer) Carriage House, Design 21 with SQ23 windows in Slate Ultra-Grain finish.

Canyon Ridge 4-Layer in Walnut
Canyon Ridge (4-Layer) Carriage House, Design 13 with SQ24 windows in Walnut finish.

Modern Steel Plank in Kona
Modern Steel™ Ultra-Grain Plank in Kona finish.

Modern Steel in Medium Finish
Modern Steel Flush Panel in Medium finish. Photo courtesy Door Pros

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