Monday, September 29, 2008

Garage Painting

Since my wife and I are planning on eventually moving to Phoenix, we're slowly fixing up our house in preparation for the move. As part of this process, we completed one of the last major tasks that I have wanted to do since we moved in - we painted the garage.

Our garage had been rather dirty because of some overspray when we painted our cabinets, so a nice coat of white paint on the walls and tan on the floors was a welcome sight. The process involved:
  • Taping off everything that I didn't want painted (garage door etc)
  • Spraying the floors with my airless paint sprayer (it took 5 gallons)
  • Taking off all of the plastic to get out of the garage (we had taped ourselves inside)
  • Sanding down any paint that had been left over on the floor
  • Scrubbing the floor with a prep acid wash
  • Rolling on the epoxy paint

It honestly makes me tired just typing it out. I am still a bit sore, but I will be fine prior to my marathon run.

Here are some pictures of the process:


Anonymous said...

Why a tan floor?

Adam said...

The two colors that come premixed are tan and gray. My wife wanted tan and I didn't care because it is a garage floor. It isn't a normal kind of paint so much as it is an epoxy that you have to mix.

Mike said...

I happen to really like the color you chose for your garage floor paint. Also, you did a really good job.