Painting and Epoxy for a High-Functioning Garage Space

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One of our goals as paint professionals is to help our customers get the very best value from their garage space. That may mean an epoxy floor and finished, painted walls in neutral colors. Here we talk about some of the details of painting a garage: 


Epoxy Flooring

As more people have started to epoxy their garage floors, the garage has evolved from a place to park the car into more living space. People use their garage as a workspace to engage in hobbies and crafts, as a shop space to store home project tools, and as a place to do laundry. Some homeowners even add storage cabinets in their garages.

But, even when the car isn’t left in the driveway, more homeowners are looking to finish their garage. In many cases, they add drywall, installation, lighting, and other comforts. The garage is upgraded to match the needs of the family. 

Sometimes, homeowners will see the epoxy coating on the floor of a garage or warehouse and think it’s paint. It isn’t. Painting the garage floor will never have the same effect as an epoxy finish because epoxy doesn’t dry, it cures, and it’s very durable. Once a homeowner understands that these are two very different products, he’s in a position to make a better choice about what he wants in the garage.

As part of a whole house painting project, customers will have the painting company paint the garage, too. Here are some things to consider if you have us paint your garage:

Paint the Walls Instead of Primer

Some garages are already primed when the family moves into the home. But be aware that the primer doesn’t have the durability or the finished look of paint. The primer will collect unsightly marks and prints as a matter, of course, that won’t be easy to remove. Exterior acrylic latex paint provides the best protection against dirt and moisture in a garage area. Other types of paint may be more attractive but won’t offer the same protection. It’s a personal choice.  

Before painting a garage, the area should be caulked, and any cracks should be sealed. Once a garage is painted, the paint will provide the means to keep the garage walls cleaner and protect the drywall, as color offers a seal against elements and moisture.


Neutral Colors Are the Best

White or slightly off-white paint, which looks so lovely in a home, isn’t the ideal choice for a garage. The reason is that white will show every speck of dirt and automobile exhaust in the garage, which isn’t the attractive look a homeowner is hoping to achieve. 

Even though white isn’t ideal, a lighter neutral color is preferable because it will make the garage seem more spacious and brighter. Along with that same thinking, having great lighting is another upgrade that will pay off handsomely in a garage.

When a homeowner puts so much into creating a functional space out of their garage, the garage becomes a premium value due to the usability of the finished area. If your garage needs to be painted, we are here to help! We’ve been in the paint business for a long time and can make your garage both functional and beautiful. 

Premier Painting and Coating provides stellar service and excellent work for all residential and commercial exterior painting, interior painting, cabinet painting, texture work, and popcorn ceiling removal in the Tampa Bay area. For a free consultation, call us at (727) 440-9393 today!

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