Tips For Painting Your Garage
While your garage is generally closed, it is still vulnerable to being affected by the elements. As a result, you should not paint your garage with the same paint that you would use for the rest of your home’s interior. If you plan on painting your garage, take these tips into consideration in order to ensure that your paint job lasts as long as possible.
Use Exterior Paint
As mentioned above, paints that you might use for your home’s interior, such as satin-sheen, are less resistant to the elements. As such, you should consider using exterior paints in your garage. Exterior paints are generally much thicker, resistant to mold and mildew, and are tougher. Acrylic latex paints are perfect for painting your garage.
Prep Your Garage for Painting
You should begin preparing to paint by removing any light switch covers and electrical outlets from the walls in your garage. You should also fill any holes in the walls with spackling and cover light switches and outlets with painter’s tape.
Furthermore, you should remove your vehicles from the garage, move any furniture away from the walls, and cover the floors with drop cloths. Lastly, you should seal any cracks and seams with painter’s caulk (do not use silicone caulk).
Outline Your Walls and Begin Painting
You should begin by using an angled paintbrush to outline the edges of each wall you plan on painting and fill in any areas where a roller won’t fit.
After you have finished outlining, begin rolling on your paint. Paint even layers in sections across each wall and allow to dry completely. Once your paint is completely dry, apply a second layer if necessary.
If you have any further questions about painting your garage, feel free to contact us at Noel Painting with any questions or concerns.