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Old 06-29-2005, 09:28 PM
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Painting inside of Garage

Allright guys, I know I shouldnt be asking a bunch of gearhead hot rodders what color I should paint the inside of my garage but I will anyways. I thought of painting it red, with a checker flag stripe going all along the 4 walls. My dad said the garage is pretty much mine to make it look whatever I want to. I kinda also wanted to give it a vintage feel, theyre'll be a bunch of old road signs and hopefully and old gas pump in it, so I thougth maybe paint old bricks? so it would look like an old brick wall......but that would be a lotta work. Bascially I'm open for anything interesting.




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Old 06-29-2005, 09:42 PM
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If it is to play in and show stuff off in, then paint it fancy. However if it is mostly for serious rodding work, paint it semi gloss white white enamel. Easy to keep clean and much easier to light which is critical for good eye-sight.
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Old 06-30-2005, 12:02 AM
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It'll definitely be a working garage......there goes my fancy paint idea.




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fuscia is out this year.
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Yea, but maybe puce would work?
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I have onethat is white with all my memorbilia, the one I work in is dark beige, and the one on the house is dark grey, soon to be painted this month. Dare to be different.
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Hm....maybe bright red? With plenty of lighting of course....all my tool boxes and shelfs are red so...




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Periwinkle? Hahahaha.

Seriously though, keep it white. The light reflects a lot better. My girlfriend just painted her bathroom in her house this orange, and first thing I noticed was when I went to read a magazine while uh... yeah, it was a lot darker. The orange is kinda bright, but it made a substantial difference.
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Mine is painted white on the walls and cieling and it is very brite. I wouldn't get too carried away with colors as every bit of color will make it a bit dimmer. at night if i open the main door my light is cut by at least 1/3rd. I was planning on airbrushing some flames coming up from the floor on one wall but I would keep the top white.

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Tip for those of us with block walls in your shop-
Put at least a couple of coats of block filler on the block walls before you put on the final color.When the pores of the block are pretty well filled,and a good coat of a gloss paint is put on as a topcoat,the walls can be kept clean much easier.My shop at work was done this way,and the chopsaw and grinding dust can be removed with a blowgun with a long extension nozzle.
Because the walls are an off-white,the accumulated dust makes it seem darker,so blowing off the walls brightens things up quite nicely.
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Wiping down the flourescent tubes and the reflectors on the lights helps a lot too.

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I hope to finish painting the walls and ceiling in the addition on my garage this weekend. The floor is white, the ceiling is white, and guess what, the walls are also white. Not only is it bright in there, there are basically no shadows to be found. The white semi gloss reflects the light very well off of the smooth drywall and concrete. I can go in and walk around at night with no lights on, as long as I don't open the big door and let the light out.
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