This week I would like to share the actual painting of the garage. As you can see below the walls are covered floor to ceiling in bead board...unfinished bead board. Knowing that it is unfinished, soaking up the paint like a sponge was as sure as the sun is gonna set in the west! When I attended Haven Conference (blogging conference) the fine folks at HomeRight were there demonstrating their paint sprayers. I just happened to have a photo of our garage and the lady told me she thought I'd need the HomeRight Power-Flo Pro 2800. So guess what, they just sent me one! It truly is an amazing piece of equipment! At first we started off with a bucket of Kilz that I had tinted. A couple of rooms in the house had already been painted Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore and I felt like that might be a great option for the garage.
So we started to paint, actually my handy guy started to paint. Now I have to say that I did give using the HomeRight Paint Sprayer a go but in all honestly "Bob" did paint the garage! Why you might ask didn't I paint, prior to the painting in the garage I had recovered from frozen shoulder and after suffering with that for some 18+ months I don't do anything much that can aggravate it!
This was the first wall after the first coat. As it turns out it took in total about 3 coats of paint to get the right coverage. First was a base coat and the 2 additional coats of the actual color.
As I stated earlier, we started out with Kilz and to be ever so honest, by the end of it we were using an assortment of left over paints from previous projects. Most of those colors were white or at the very least light colors. The upside of having tinted that first bucket of Kilz showed me that the Revere Pewter was simply too dark. So back to Benjamin Moore I went and came home with Wickham Gray. It turned out to be an ideal color, as it is a light shade of gray.
We continue to enjoy the brightness that the new paint has brought to our garage! What an improvement don't you agree?!