: How did you paint your garage?
Nov 19th, 03, 03:57 AM
Looking for design ideas for painting the inside of my garage. Anyone have any pictures of your garage?
I'm thinking maybe a big Bowtie and a checkerboard stripe.
Nov 19th, 03, 04:08 AM
Here is a link to my buddy John's shop, one winter when it was -25 outside, he got the bug and painted a huge bowtie on his ceiling. Not the Sistene Chapel but very cool to see. Check out his shop here:
Shop photos, bowtie on ceiling , very cool (http://midlife_cruiser.tripod.com/mytoybox/index.html)
I would like to have somesort of grafiti on my garage-wall (but first I have to own one first :D ). I think something of a dragstrip with the tree will look nice, or your car in an isometric view......
goodluck with the choice, and don't forget to let us see the pics of the end-result!! graemlins/thumbsup.gif graemlins/beers.gif
Nov 19th, 03, 04:39 AM
This won't happen anytime too soon, but I wanted to do the floor in checkerboard style. Also wanted to use a floodlight to cast a shadow of the Camaro on the wall,trace it out, and paint it. May work,just a daydream? graemlins/boring.gif
Nov 19th, 03, 06:15 PM
More glossy than normal. Helps for seeing what yer working on.
Nov 20th, 03, 02:16 AM
click i can't see the pic!!! says site is unavailible, uh???
Nov 20th, 03, 03:47 AM
Its one of those cheapie sites he used, probably exceeded his bandwidth. Give it some time, then check back. I cant see it at this typing either but it worked fine yesterday.
Nov 20th, 03, 05:50 AM
I use a carefull mixture of 80w90 gear oil, B&M tranny fluid, and Mobile 1. The Mobile 1 takes much longer to wear off the floor . . .
Nov 20th, 03, 09:22 AM
Tape off the garage opener, workbench and dog. 5 gallons of semigloss white paint, one very large firecracker, one lighter. RUN! Looks pretty good.
Nov 20th, 03, 04:29 PM
I have (in)completed my garage in a fine drywall mud texture complete with seam tape and about 40 Camaro/chevy/hotrod posters as the final top coat graemlins/thumbsup.gif Actually, I need to build a shed out back to move the crap so I can work on the garage. Then I can leak 1st gen fluid all over my nice new garage graemlins/clonk.gif
Nov 20th, 03, 05:53 PM
I think the guy used a brush and a roller looking thing................... graemlins/clonk.gif
Seriously though, When I built my house I had the builder use blandex sheeting for the walls in the garage instead of sheet rock. It is tough and you can put a nail or screw anywhere you want. I had it painted white and when they sprayed the ceilings in the rest of the house he went ahead and sprayed the garage also. Looks really cool!!
Jan 21st, 04, 03:44 AM
I finally finished my painting my garage and got the pictures scanned. Enjoy smile.gif
Jan 21st, 04, 04:48 AM
Ok Jay, I'll buy the paint and feed you lunch. You can start Saturday morning on mine. Garage looks great.
Jan 21st, 04, 05:42 AM
Very nice job. I would be afraid to work in that garage now, LOL. Looks like that took some time to complete.
Jan 21st, 04, 10:13 AM
Here is another one for you:
Unfortunaly I sold this house and have yet to do the same to my new larger garage.
Jan 23rd, 04, 08:56 AM
Thanks for all the reply’s. Sorry, Jack, this one was enough. You're probably going to BJ's this weekend anyways. Actually, none of it was hard to do, just time consuming. Even though I taped off the checkerboard, the paint still bleed thru in some places on the textured walls, so I had to do a lot of touchup work with a small brush.
All in all, I'm very please with the way it turned out graemlins/thumbsup.gif .
Jan 23rd, 04, 11:35 AM
Wow that does look cool, especially with your 68 parked in there!! graemlins/thumbsup.gif