Repainting inside of garage...

andrelaplume2August 18, 2008

It beat up a bit an dirty. I do not plan on spackling an dsuch...just want aa cleaner appearance. What type of paint should I use: Flat, eggshell, semi-gloss etc ect

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sierragaragedoor1971

Inside the garage, personally I would use semi-gloss. That way if you need to wipe it down, you can do so more easily.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 4:33PM
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davidandkasie

flat will hide theimperfections more, BUT it will hold stains/show dirt more. eggshell will hide imperfections and still wipe clean fairly easily. gloss/semi gloss will show every imperfection but wipe clean easily.

personally, i would get a cna of the CHEAPEST paint they have and use it. Wally world often has interior paint for 5-7.00 a gallon if you get the premixed colors. custom colors run more.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 10:42PM
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andrelaplume2

I was thinking of holding out for a gallon or two of mismatches at HD...if I can get 2 the same in a light color.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 12:00PM
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davidandkasie

even if they ain't the same, jus tmix them and create an even color! long as both are the light it should be okay. you may end up with a semigloss eggshell or somethign, but it is just a garage!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 1:08PM
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andrelaplume2

never thought of that..great idea!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 10:52PM
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carolmka

I was reading an older forum and the consensus appears to be to use exterior paint with primer on an unheated garage.

good luck

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 12:11PM
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casey_wa

I went to a local paint store and picked up a five gallon bucket of semigloss latex that was returned by a customer...the tint was close enough for me and the price was much cheaper because they wanted to get it off their hands. Looks good in the garage.

Casey

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    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 2:33PM
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