Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Project: Garage

After being razzed by someone (Harold) at work (Harold), I decided it was time to get my garage in order. Initially I had been looking at doing something with the floor. Because I do welding and grinding, vinyl tile and paint solutions would not work for me. I am leaning towards doing porcelain tile if I can find it cheap enough. Until then the plain concrete with desifier will be good enough.

Next before I could could clean up our move in pile, set up my shelves and benches I needed to do something with the walls.

Last week I took a couple days off and started painting the walls.  My last garage had all white walls and everything from about four feet down got very dirty from grinding, welding etc. I decided to paint that area grey with a lista blue border.

Taping the walls off and painting them was a pain due to the poor quality paintjob the builder did when they finished the garage, I had to repair multiple areas along the tape line.  Lesson learned, if I ever build a home again I will take some masking tape to the final walkthrough and do pull tests on the paint.

The grey came out darker than I intended and the final stripe was too plain, so now I am adding a 1/4" pinstripe to the edges of it.

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