COMMUNITY FORUM

rmsrhs

03:56PM | 06/22/04
Member Since: 06/21/04
5 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
We're thinking of painting the interior of our new garage to make it cleaner looking. It's currently just drywall. What kind of paint and preparation do we need?

5slb6

04:37PM | 06/22/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
How old is the garage and has the drywall started to turn yellow?

rmsrhs

04:48PM | 06/22/04
Member Since: 06/21/04
5 lifetime posts
It's about 10 years old. I don't think its yellowing. Why?

tomh

08:05AM | 06/23/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
This should be a pretty easy project. Use a quality acrylic primer and acrylic wall paint. You can probably use interior paints, but exterior is OK. Recommend you you go to a paint store for assistance, and if you apply color, pretint the primer. As far as preparation, if the walls are taped, finished and/or textured, you just need to brush them down with a broom or shop-vac to make them dust and spiderweb free. Roll or spray, then enjoy.

5slb6

05:00PM | 06/24/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
It has been my experence that the drywall starts to break down and if you use an acrylic primer it will bleed through. The primer to use to be really safe will be a pigmented shellac primer as this will hold back the bleed through. I would not take a chance with the latex primer as if it does discolor you will putting the shellac priemr on anyway, so why take the chance. The finish paint can thne be the interior latex finish paint of your choice.


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

The MicroHouse's diminutive size—just 96 square feet—was determined by the maximum allowed for construction without a perm... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon