Painting a Garage [exterior]


Old 07-14-05, 03:19 PM
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Painting a Garage

Hello All,

I've been considering painting my garage for awhile, it's quite a hideous peach coloring, but am not quite sure how to remove the existing paint. I've personally been thinking about using a paint stripper, but was informed today by a couple people that I should absolutely not use a stripper. I'll leave it up to you all, what reccomendations do you have for me?

Thanks much,
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Old 07-14-05, 05:56 PM
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If you want to paint your garage, why do you also want to take paint off your garage?

Just scrape off any loose paint and dirt. Use a steel brush, or a rotary brush attachment for a drill. A scraper is also good for cleaning up in corners. Sweep the wall before you paint it.
Old 07-14-05, 06:42 PM
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Surface preparation is the key to a successful paint job. After you scrape the loose paint, wash the surface with a mixture of bleach 25% in water with a dash of Tide. Wet the surface, apply the mixture, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse. Apply with a pump sprayer. This will remove any chalking, dirt, and mildew.

Once it is dry, proceed with any caulking and priming. Then you are ready to paint. Usually best result come from two coats. Use top quality paint for lasting color and durability of the paint.

Hope this helps.
Old 07-14-05, 07:59 PM
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I agree with the above. Remove loose paint, clean, prime, caulk and finish with the color of choice.
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