Garage Painting

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Garage Painting

4 Most Important Tips to Know Before Painting Your Garage

If you are looking for a complete guide on garage repair and preparation, you have come to the right place. We have listed below all the necessary steps and recommendations for garage cleaning and painting to help you freshen up and re-design the garage space.

  1. Prep Your Garage
  • Cleaning: In the least, clean the walls, floor, and gate with a broom and then wash the walls with dish soap. If the garage is very dirty, pressure washing is recommended.
  • Prepping: For wood surfaces, do thorough cleaning and sanding. For brick surfaces, clean with a wire brush and borax. For concrete surfaces, fill cracks and do a thorough cleaning.

  1. Seal all Cracks and Seams
  • Fill the gaps using a painter’s caulk gun. Remember to not use silicone as the paint does not stick to it. This is a very essential step to give the walls a finished look.
  • Drywall: Apply a good surface drywall primer or PVA primer on drywall to get a smooth and even paint finish.

  1. Choose the Right Paint
  • The best paint for garage walls: It is recommended to not invest in very expensive paints for the garage. Basic requirements when selecting paints and primers for the garage should be a PVA primer and a good quality interior latex-based paint.
    • Sherwin Williams Duration Home Matte
    • Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Acrylic Satin or Semi-gloss
    • Sherwin Williams Promar 200 Zero VOC Eggshell (latex)
  • The best color for garage walls: The best option is to use light colors to brighten up the dark ambiance of the garage. Dark wall colors are also associated with claustrophobic properties making the area look a lot more packed and smaller. However, it is recommended to not use white for walls. As the garage is more regularly exposed to dirt and other contaminants, painting the walls white will make your garage look dingy and unclean very soon. Instead choose colors like grey, tan, beige, soft blue, green, etc.
  • Last but not the least, apply multiple coats of paint – apply, wait for dry, and re-apply.

  1. Paint Garage Floor and Outside
  • Make sure that the garage floor is completely prepped and cracks are filled. Getting the floor foundation re-vamped is highly recommended for the best look.
  • For garage floors specifically, use a paint brand that is used with cement. Other than paints, an epoxy-type coating is also preferred for garage flooring. The paint color for garage floors can be a darker combination with the walls.
  • The garage exterior should be given attention as well. Especially if you have a wood siding because wood doesn’t resist sunlight and harsh weather conditions very well which will result in your garage interior painting getting affected.
  • For the garage exterior, use a color that matches your house paint so that the garage doesn’t look mismatched.

Garage painting is a great way to re-vamp your garage and give it a brand-new look. These were the top-most important tips to know before your start painting your garage. Garage painting, however, is a tough job to do on your own and can be very expensive if you don’t have any previous experience so this is why we always recommend people to get garage preparation done by professionals.

If you are looking to get your garage maintained and painted by experts at the most affordable rates and custom package, simply give us a call/text to immediately get in touch with our team or head over to our exterior painting section to know more.

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