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    What colours for the garage

    Finally cleared it out of all the junk.

    Need to paint it now. Wondering what colours. Walls and Concrete paint. It is a brick garage and concrete floor. I was thinking white inside. Even the floor

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    White walls to enhance the light. Floors I always avoid grey as it hides bolts!

    Guess the most important thing is use a good 2k floor paint. Wall can be cheap masonry but the floor needs decent treatment to last longer than a year.

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    White walls but have to disagree with above. My floor is light grey & it's excellent for finding lost bits, even tiny washers as I found out last weekend.

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    I did my gaarge last year if its a block garage buy a cheap sprayer think they are about £30. i started with a roller and soon realised it was going to take forever, it really was a god send. I pva'd the walls first then used 5 ltrs of white dulux masonary paint. you have to thin it down for the sprayer.
    Laurence lewellyn bowen aint going to be impressed, but for a garage was really pleased how it turned out.

    the floor was concrete and dusty and after a lot of deliberation with i just PVA'd that with a weak mix with a stiff broom . What a difference no dust.

    bought a decent weather strip for the door

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    My garage will be white walls and roof. The floor in metallic red resin. Have you looked into resin flooring? Super tough and can be done in any colour you can think of, even holographic!

    I was so tempted by holographic flooring...

    Plans afoot to get mine built this year. Its been a long time coming!

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    I've got white walls, thempted to go for a light grey on the floor but should of done it before I moved all my crap in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianlea73 View Post
    White walls but have to disagree with above. My floor is light grey & it's excellent for finding lost bits, even tiny washers as I found out last weekend.
    Agreed.

    Just avoid Diamond Hard paint as it really isn't.
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    [img]Garage by arry arry, on Flickr[/img]

    Mine, when it was first rebuilt.

    It's a whole lot messier these days
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    Perfect. I wish mine was that big!

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    White walls and Grey Acrylic floor paint Started painting the walls today. Already gone through 2.5 litres of paint

    I have another garage to store crap in. Just blitzed everything these last weeks. Hired a skip and really need another one

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    I used the grey PU workshop paint from Toolstation.

    Not sure if it's any better than other brands but it gives you quite the headrush applying it

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    Here's mine before and after

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    can't wait start my garage - hopefully the footings are getting dug this week!!

    been waiting 10yrs of home ownership to finally get a garage built - hope 27 x 11 ft will be ample

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    So it is going to be boring.

    White Walls and Grey acrylic floor paint. Got to fill some cracks in the floor today.

    And got to fit the Electrics. Commando sockets required. I am buying one of these to go in there. It is quite exciting

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    Doesn’t look great for access under the car tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriscooke View Post
    Doesn’t look great for access under the car tbh
    That is its narrowest

    It isn't for taking gearboxes out

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