Creativity is something that can really shine when you build or own a home. However, the garage is often a place that is overlooked when it comes to creating or implementing a color scheme. There are many different benefits to painting the interior and exterior surfaces of a home including preventing mold growth and making walls easier to clean.
Garage painting revitalizes a seemingly mundane area to be more functional and visually appealing. In this blog, we will discuss reasons that garage painting or finishing garage floors are worthwhile projects to invest in.
An Extension Of Your Home
The typical thought that comes to mind when you think of a garage is dark, cold, and utilitarian. Investing in your property will always be worth the money because these projects help increase your curb appeal while, increasing the home value, and resale value.
Painting and adding comfort to your garage can convert it into another living space. Painting the garage the same color as your home will make the transition seamless and make the garage an important part of the home, rather than just an isolated storage space.
Painting And Finishing Garage Floors
When it comes to garage remodeling, most people think of epoxy or polyaspartic floor coatings. There are options to paint your concrete floors or add a coating that protects the concrete from damage. Not only can the coatings help prevent stains and cracking, but they also look visually stunning because of the multiple color options and mix-ins.
Before starting garage painting apply a floor coating, all cracks will need to be filled by a concrete filler. If the concrete is lifting or bowing in places, you will need to have this repaired so you have a level surface when garage painting.
Popular epoxy options for your floor coating include black and white speckles, a grey-blue solid, galaxy swirl, and copper metallic.
What Kind Of Paint Should You Use To Paint A Garage?
Before you begin a garage painting and finishing project, you will want to do research on the proper paint for different garage surfaces. Proper paint is essential for the longevity and durability of the garage.
When painting the garage door, choose an exterior paint that will have weather resistance and prevent the material from fading. For walls and concrete floors, use water-based acrylic paint and make sure to prime the surface before the application of paint. Darker colors of paint will hide stains better, but choose a paint color that matches the interior of your home.
Using Different Application Techniques
Just like any other interior surface, painting the walls of your garage can be done with a paint roller, sprayer, or brush. If you have high ceilings in the garage, using a paint roller will be safer and much more time-effective. If you want your walls or garage door to have intricate details, stick with paint brushes.
If you are applying an epoxy floor coating, this will need to be done by a professional. Rosewood Painting And Remodeling offers epoxy floor coating for homeowners to help them avoid bubbling or epoxy lifting when a vehicle is driven over the coating.
Adding A Pop Of Color To Your Garage Door
The exterior of your home is what makes the first impression about your home and how your personality is perceived. Painting your garage door is a good way to show off your creativity and self-expression in a bold color.
Exterior paint can help limit weather damage and material deterioration on your garage door. This helps your home look fresh for many years without much effort.
Effective Light Reflection
Paint can help reflect light around a room, which creates the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is. Lighter paint colors in your garage can reduce the need for artificial lighting which will make the space feel more inviting. Even if your garage is small, the right paint color, window placement, and overhead lighting can help the space from feeling cluttered.
The best colors for the interior of your garage are pure white, light gray, and beige.
Garage Painting And Other Options From Rosewood
Rosewood Painting and Remodeling wants to improve the value of your home with painting and remodeling services. We offer interior painting, exterior painting, garage floor coatings, basement finishing, sheetrock repair, bathroom remodeling, and more!
Every member of our team wants you to love your home and feel that it serves all of your unique needs. No matter what kind of home you live in, our high-quality services can elevate the space. Services like garage painting not only increase the resale value of your home, but they also give you more useable space and provide you with the gratification of having your personality shown in every aspect of the home.