Despite another busy week and weekend, I was able to plant myself in the garage and get some serious painting done (used Olympic ONE). All told, I probably put about 8 hours worth of time in this ridiculously over-dragged out project and that’s just for one coat!! But anyway, the paint is finally done.
Here’s our to do list for the garage:
Have the garage spackled.
- Epoxy the floor (postponed until APR/MAY)
- Paint the interior garage access door (also moved to warmer months)
- Rewire the garage door opener (this week)
- Install garage organizers (this week)
After I painted the walls earlier in the week, I setup to paint the ceiling. Since our garage ceilings seem about 9 stories high, I improvised a scaffolding with a couple of ladders and a 2×8. Two 2x8s would have been better, but this worked pretty well.
Oh, and before I got to the ceilings, I was able to install a couple brackets to hold up our long ladder. I’ve used these brackets before and they’ve worked really well, they’re actually made for bikes, but whatever. Here’s how they went up.
They fasten directly into the wall studs. I screwed in the first fastener and then used a level and held it vertically next to the bracket before I screwed in the second one. I used my handy dandy stud finder and looked for a stud about 4 feet away and used my level as I installed the first screw.
After all that painting, we’re pretty happy with how clean the garage looks now Here’s the before…
Anyone else use Olympic ONE? How’d you like it? Anyone paint the interior of their garage a color other than white?