After seeing so many DIY projects about painting garage doors with Gel Stain, I took a leap of faith.
So very glad I did. Love our new "wooden" garage door.
Step one - hose down and dry your garage door.
Step two, tape off wood border. Step three take about two hours to paint the door. Your project will be almost dry by the time you finish painting. I did not seal the one coat of paint that it took. Several DIYers said their project has lasted for years without sealing.
Now, go buy a can of Minwax, Gel Stain. I used the color Hickory. $16.99 total project cost because we had the three inch brush already. New "wooden" garage door, priceless!
Extra little tip. I stood and painted, no ladder necessary. I just would up the door a foot or two and paint the next lower section till done. All painted at eye level!