Garage Painting Mistakes To Avoid

Garage Painting Mistakes To Avoid In Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Your garage is one of the finest places in your whole house, though some people don’t even think of it as being part of the house proper at all (and yet how many of your belongings have found their way to it over the years?)

In getting your garage to look better (in addition to just organizing it well and making sure that it’s not full of clutter) you can actually do a lot if you make the time to paint the walls — but did you know that there are certain mistakes that you can make in the process that can really wreck the painting process?

These are the sorts of mistakes that can be avoided if you know about them and it’s worth discussing it so that they can be avoided.

Let’s have a look at some garage painting mistakes to avoid if you want a well painted garage.

1. Using Difficult To Clean Paint

One thing that you’re going to want to avoid doing when you are painting your garage is making use of paint that is difficult to clean.

While you might think of cleaning in terms of garages as a thing that gets done to the clutter that can sometimes accumulate there — and yet when you make use of your garage as one typically does it’s entirely possible that the walls will get dirty and thus be in want of a proper cleaning.

With that being the case, you should aim for glossy paint that is easy to clean — you’ll find that flat paint is much more difficult to clean and will come off with any messes you may make on the wall.

2. Painting When It’s Chilly

Another fairly common mistake that people will make while they are getting ready to paint is that they won’t think about what the temperature is when they look to paint.

However, this is a bit of a mistake as you will be most often opening the garage door in order to get some fresh air in, and when the weather is a bit on the colder side this will not only make for a more unpleasant painting environment, it will make the paint dry more slowly.

This is not just a matter of timing but rather, the paint should dry at a particular temperature in order to properly dry.

3. Not Using Primer

Some might suppose that since you’re painting your garage walls, you’re going to be okay to just use a couple of coats of paint and nothing else and this isn’t the case.

By adding a coat of primer prior to applying the first coat of paint, you’ll find that it is going to be a lot easier to add that first coat of paint — and that the paint that you add to the walls will stay on the walls longer.

Ultimately, this means that it will be a longer period of time before you need to paint again — a good thing for your budget.

4. Painting In A Garage Full Of Things

When you’re looking to paint your garage, you are going to have a bit of a difficult time if the garage is chock full of your belongings — the best case is that nothing will happen but it will still be more difficult than if you clear out at least some of them.

The fewer things that you have in the garage that is not needed to be there, the easier of time you will have and the less likely it will be that you will either trip over something or get paint on it.

Cooley Brothers Painting is a locally owned, owner-operated, family business in Torrance, California. Call the office at 310-378-4575 or email us: You can also use our contact page to reach us.

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