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Posted by pps7
Mon, Apr 19, 10 at 13:46
|The drywall is going up this week so need to finalize the paint colors!
What type of paint did you use in your garage? matte or eggshell?
I was plan on using BM simply white (also my trim color)-do most people use white?
|Traditonal Tan in eggshell. Shows practically no dirt and is washable.|
|We've painted our garage 4 times since we moved in. It used to be the same horrible pinky tan color of the exterior. We then painted it a light blue, with dark blue trim. I loved it but my DH said it reminded him of a certain auto parts store. So he painted it gray, but then he grew tired of that and it's now white. We just used a flat white exterior latex. Chose exterior because it'd be a bit more durable.|
|I used a color called Intaglio (a white with some black, but not gray) in eggshell. If I had it to do over I would do it "fingerprint beige". (light taupe) ;)|
|I cleaned and painted all the drywall in our garage 3 Springs ago. I chose a gray from the Kilz colors at Walmart, with a deeper gray for the inside doors. The color matches the cabinets pretty well, hides dirt and looks good. I got it in Eggshell.|
|Here's a thread with my garage photos as well as those of others. |
Here is a link that might be useful: Garage question Decorating forum
|DS painted her's a beautiful pale green and this summer she stained the concrete floors. Looks great! |
I would use eggshell or satin. You want a finish that allows you to wipe it down when needed.
My garage is white, but I'd like to paint it a color. Just trying to get up the energy since it's large.
|Our garage is Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter, the same color as out mud room and laundry room.|
|I used a satin finish - in a light gray w/ white trim. I was afraid that the gray would make it look dirty - but it didn't it came out very nice!|
|I used the same SW arts & crafts colors as my studio, Indian White (not really white) with Peristyle Brass trim and doors. It looks great.|
|we left our garage unpainted for a number of years since we were burned out from painting the rest of our new house. when I was finally ready I looked to see what color the marks are on the walls were, then found a paint to match, LOL. medium gray.|
|I mixed a lot of leftover paints of all sheens (mostly whites, creams and yellow/golds) and came up with a very very pale goldish yellow color that has a scrubbable finish--it's neutral. Killed two birds with one stone!|
|Thanks. Our mudroom is going to be revere pewter so maybe i will use the same color. I guess egshell seems to be the most popular?|
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