Color Blast® Garage Door Paint System

ColorBlast Coachman - Black

The Color Blast® program allows you to complement your home or building’s current color scheme by choosing from an array of Sherwin-Williams® color options. The two-part polyurethane based paint used in the Color Blast paint system is specially formulated for excellent adhesion and stability on steel, aluminum, vinyl, and plastics. This provides a high-quality, durable, and professional finish for your door.

  • Color Blast is available on all steel and aluminum residential and commercial sectional doors.
  • The resilient finish has been tested and is backed by a five-year warranty.
  • The two-part paint system meets American Architectural Manufacturing Association 2604 standards.
  • Solar reflective paint technology may be required on some products to allow darker colors to be used. Solar reflective technology results in lower surface temperatures compared with standard paints.

  • Not all colors are available when using solar reflective paint. Bright colors such as reds, blues, and greens may not be available.

Modern Steel - Blue Colorblast
Modern Steel Collection - Colorblast - Orange

Color Blast

  • What is Color Blast®?

    The Color Blast® program allows you to complement your home or building’s current color scheme by choosing from an array of Sherwin-Williams® color options. This two-part polyurethane based paint is specially formulated for excellent adhesion and stability providing a high quality, durable, and professional finish for your door.

  • How does it differ from painting the door on my own or using a professional painter?

    The Sherwin-Williams® two-part, polyurethane based paint utilized in Clopay’s Color Blast™ paint system is chemically formulated to better perform with Clopay’s garage door products of varying materials.  It is an industrial product, designed for improved adhesion and stability on steel, aluminum, vinyl and plastics. This paint is intended for application by professional painters and is not available to the general public at local Sherwin-Williams® retailers.

    In addition to the professional quality of the paint, the application is also performed by professional painters in a controlled environment. You will receive a high quality, durable finish that is backed by a 5-year warranty.

  • Is the entire door painted?

    The exterior surface of the door will be painted and the interior surface of the door will remain white. There is an option to paint the interior surface of the door at an additional cost. Aluminum full vision doors and sections must be painted on both sides and include additional cost.

    For residential doors, the window frames will be painted at an additional cost. There is an option to paint inserts and stop mold at an additional cost. For commercial doors, the window frames CANNOT be painted and will come standard in black (white is available by request).

  • What model doors is this available on?

    All composite, steel and aluminum products, both residential and commercial, will be available in Color Blast. There is a separate custom paint program for wood doors.  

  • How do I choose my color?

    Color Blast is available in most of the over 1500 colors in the current Sherwin-Williams’s color palette. Visit one of their 4,000+ retail locations throughout the United States and Canada or visit www.sherwin-williams.com to view their color palette.

    Choose “Paints, Stains, Colors, & Supplies” then choose “Homeowners”, and then “Find & Explore Color”.

    Sherwin-Williams - Find and explore color

    We strongly recommend that you do not rely on computer images when making a final decision on color. It is best to visit the local store and request the chip of the color you would like to use.

    Some brighter colors such as reds, blues, and greens may not be available on certain door types (specifically Coachman Collection). For more information please see “Is every color available on every type of door?”

    Once you choose your color provide your dealer with the 4 digit color code and name of the color. Example: SW 7650 Ellie Gray

    Note: Other SW color codes not found on the website or in the stores (discontinued/regional colors) will be treated as a custom color. This means a sample must be sent in to see if the color can be made.  See FAQ “Can you custom match any color?”.

    Sherwin Williams Color

  • Is every color available on every type of door?

    Color Blast™ utilizes two different types paint depending on the type of door you choose and the LRV (See “What is LRV?” or “How do I determine the LRV of my color?”) of the color chosen.

    We will use solar-reflective paint technology when possible in order to help keep the surface of the door cool. Some colors (typically brighter colors like reds, blues, and greens) may not be available with solar reflective technology, in which case we will use non-solar reflective paint. Note: Certain doors may require the use of solar reflective when the LRV is below 38. Contact Clopay Customer Service for more details regarding this topic.

  • What is LRV?

    LRV is an acronym for Light Reflectance Value. Simply put, LRV means the amount of light a paint color reflects. Colors with lower values will absorb more light where those with higher values reflect more light. The scale runs from 0 to 100, with 0 being the darkest and 100 being the lightest.

  • How do I determine the LRV of my color?

    There are three ways to determine the LRV (See "What is LRV?") of your Sherwin-Williams color. If you have a paper color chip from Sherwin-Williams, you can find the LRV on the back of the color chip. You can also find the LRV information under the details tab of the colors homepage of the Sherwin-Williams website: www.sherwin-williams.com.  Finally, you can contact your local Sherwin-Williams retailer with the color name and color code and they can retrieve the LRV rating for you.

    LRV on Sherwin Williams color

  • Can you custom match any color?

    In addition to the large array of Sherwin Williams colors available, we can custom match most solid paint colors. There may be times when a color match is not possible and we will notify you to choose another color. This typically occurs when solar reflective paint is required and bright colors such as reds, blues, or greens are desired. For a custom color match we will need a sample of the color you wish to have sent in. Your dealer can assist you in sending in the sample.  (Also see “How do I make a color sample to send in?”)

    Please allow additional time for your project when considering a custom color as the process to match the color will take additional time.

  • Can you custom match wood grain or stain colors?

    The Color Blast program is intended for solid colors only. While we can custom match most solid colors, we are unable to match wood grain or stains. 

  • How do I make a sample to send in?

    You will need to provide 3 samples of the paint you wish to match. This must be a solid color as we cannot match wood grain or stains.

    If you do not currently have it, you will need to purchase a container of the paint you wish to use. Samples can be made using the sealed sample cards provided by your local paint store and can typically be made by the store upon request. Sample size must be at least 3 inches x 5 inches.

    Samples must be received flat and DRY. Do not fold the sample card or send in wet samples.

    Write the color name, color code of the paint, and customer name or identifying information on the back of the sample or provide printed label from supplier. 

    Important: DO NOT send in samples painted on wood or other materials. This may distort the color or prevent it from being matched properly.

    LRV Sample

  • Can I get a color chip of my color ahead of time? Will my color be exactly the same as my chip?

    For custom color matches, we will send steel color chips of the exact color that will be applied to your door. A sample request fee applies for each custom color requested.

    For standard Sherwin-Williams colors with 4-digit codes, there will only be samples sent upon request. We strongly recommend that you request a sample as the actual color may vary slightly from the color card found in the store. A sample request fee applies for each custom color requested.

  • How long will it take to get my door?

    The Color Blast option extends the door’s typical lead time by approximately one week, not including process time for custom color matches. This timeframe could be extended if there are any changes to the original color chosen for the door.

  • Is there touch-up paint available?

    We recommend Sherwin-Williams Resilience paint in quart size containers. This can be found in most Sherwin-Williams retail stores throughout the United States and Canada. We recommend using the color chip provided with your door for best results. Please note colors that have been exposed to the elements for extended periods may have weathered and may no longer match.
  • Can I get a replacement section?

    Replacement sections are available in most cases. Please note colors that have been exposed to the elements for extended periods of time may have weather and replacement sections may not be an exact match to the original door color.

  • What is the cost for this program?

    Please contact your local Clopay Dealer for pricing based on your door model and options. For color samples, there is a separate set up fee for each color. Additional fees are required to paint the inside of the door as well as for doors with windows and window inserts.

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