Painting my garage....

Painting my garage....

PostBy: LDPosse On: Sun May 12, 2013 10:01 pm

My old garage is badly in need of a fresh coat of paint. It has the original dutch lap style wood siding on it, from what I can tell the garage was built in the 1920s or early 1930s.

The building was most recently painted in the late 1990s, and it was a shoddy job. It was peeling badly when I moved into the place in 2006, and it's really bad now. I don't know what the best plan of attack is. I was debating whether I should be going after this with a pressure washer or a scraper. I also was not sure how to prep the surface for paint, whether I just need to prime it, or if it needs to be wiped down with linseed oil, etc etc.

Attached is a pic of the garage showing the condition of the paint.
Thanks!
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Re: Painting my garage....

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun May 12, 2013 10:17 pm

fire that grill up with a big ole steak and suds to wash it down, sit in a chair and watch and wait for all the rest to peel off and fall to the ground! then slap some paint on it. 8-)

or hire a freshman engineering student, give him a good professional scraper and ladder....then kilz primer...

I got the Wagner paint stripper, yellow grinder thing with the purple disc and it tears it off quick!!
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hint: respirator :!:
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Re: Painting my garage....

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun May 12, 2013 10:58 pm

There is the issue that it has been painted with lead paint. If you go tearing it off, put down a big drop cloth or something to catch all the paint chips. I would watch breathing the dust in.
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Re: Painting my garage....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun May 12, 2013 11:40 pm

Hmmmm ..... good idea. Maybe I should paint mine? :D
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Re: Painting my garage....

PostBy: samhill On: Mon May 13, 2013 8:01 am

Depends on how much you want to spend, I would guess it to be latex but you don't know how many times it's been painted or if it was done right. I would practice with a power-washer(they can do damage) it would keep any questionable dust down. As PE said Kilz is excellent then a quality top coat, if you have the cash vinyl is final (in most cases) from the pic the wood looks to be solid.
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Re: Painting my garage....

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon May 13, 2013 8:12 am

SMITTY wrote:Hmmmm ..... good idea. Maybe I should paint mine? :D



Looks like you need a little wood putty there first Smitty.....maybe the kind old george washington made his tooth from???? toothy toothy
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Re: Painting my garage....

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Mon May 13, 2013 8:19 am

LD

Sand the thing with whatever you like( a DA is my fav) ,but dont just sand the peeling parts ,sand it all.The old oxidized paint needs to be sanded as well. Do not pressure wash as it wont do the whole job. When your done, use a SOLID Stain from sherwin williams and stain everything old paint included. It will look awesome and youll never have to sand the parts youve gotten to bare wood again. Dont eat the old paint chips, youll grow a third eye..... :doh: :rofl:

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