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In getting ready to paint your garage, it’s entirely possible that you will overlook some of the more important steps of the preparation – particularly if it’s the first painting project you may be undertaking in your home.

It’s entirely possible that if you do not properly prepare to paint your garage, you might ultimately spend a lot more time getting it done — and you might not ultimately get the kind of paintwork that you would if you had prepared in advance.

Let’s have a look at some tips for preparing to paint your garage properly

1. Check The Weather

An important thing that you should do when you’re looking to paint your garage is to make sure that the weather is going to be appropriate for such a painting project.

Since any painting project that involves the interior of a room (even the garage) will require some kind of ventilation and your garage typically will have a large door that allows for such ventilation, it’s important that you not paint when it’s too cold outside – you can just imagine how unpleasant it would be to paint on a cold day with the garage door open.

With that being the case, you may want to think about perhaps painting during the spring or even the fall so you don’t face bad weather while you paint.

2. Clean The Garage

Of course, we all have things in our garages — it’s the sort of thing that happens over time when you have a house, things end up in the garage.

However, in looking to prepare the garage for painting you should get the room as clean as possible, meaning certainly that you should remove anything large from the garage that could get in the way of your accessing the walls.

Moreover, you should ensure that the garage walls that are being painted are also as clean as possible — paint is not going to be able to properly adhere to the garage walls if they are dirty, and ultimately they will not look right if you paint over dirty walls.

Make the time to clean the surfaces that will be painted and then let them fully dry before you are ready to paint your garage walls

3. Measure The Walls Being Painted

A key part of being able to properly paint your garage walls is to know how much paint and primer will be necessary, and just looking at the walls and having a guess is certainly not the way to do it.

Ideally, you will want to measure the surface of all of the walls that are going to be painted, and in doing so you will be able to calculate how many square feet there are to paint.

Once you have that number, there are online calculators that you can use to calculate the amount of paint and primer that will be necessary for the painting project.

By doing this you’ll also be able to tell about how long it’s going to take you to paint your garage, as you can estimate based on how long it takes you to paint an average square foot and go from there.

4. Pick An Appropriate Color

Lastly (though there are of course other things you can do to prepare your garage for painting we are only going to touch upon a few important points) you should remember that you need to pick a good color for your garage interior.

It’s not necessarily the case that you should paint the garage walls the same color they were — you can pick a new color for the garage and give it an entirely new look, for example.

Hiring a professional painting contractor like Aspen Painting guarantees a flawless, durable, and high-quality paint job.
We have years of experience in cabinet and furniture painting with a long list of happy customers in Horsham, PA, Ambler, Dresher, Ft. Washington, and Blue Bell, PA.

Call us today on 215-773-8422 for a FREE estimate to get started.

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