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Re: My first garage!
« Reply #100 on: February 29, 2016, 07:19:51 AM »
I was thinking of just painting it all white eventually, even the concrete, but we'll see what happens.

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Re: My first garage!
« Reply #101 on: February 29, 2016, 08:52:15 AM »
I was thinking of just painting it all white eventually, even the concrete, but we'll see what happens.
Gray might be a little friendlier...show fewer stains and won't look as dirty when it is...
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Re: My first garage!
« Reply #102 on: February 29, 2016, 10:23:34 AM »
I was thinking of just painting it all white eventually, even the concrete, but we'll see what happens.
Gray might be a little friendlier...show fewer stains and won't look as dirty when it is...

Yeah that's a good point, wouldn't take long for grinder dust and diesel smoke to make the white look dirty.

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Re: My first garage!
« Reply #103 on: February 29, 2016, 11:28:47 AM »
I was thinking of just painting it all white eventually, even the concrete, but we'll see what happens.
Gray might be a little friendlier...show fewer stains and won't look as dirty when it is...

Yeah that's a good point, wouldn't take long for grinder dust and diesel smoke to make the white look dirty.
My garages are gray and that seems to match the dirt quite well
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Re: My first garage!
« Reply #104 on: March 06, 2016, 05:37:01 PM »
I did plywood bottom and painted white.
Plywood good, white not so much. Gray would be better.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: My first garage!
« Reply #105 on: June 09, 2016, 09:07:32 PM »
Any updates?
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« Reply #106 on: October 12, 2016, 06:31:36 PM »
Well, the garage is pretty much done now. I've got some plugs/lights wired in ( I used EMT conduit and surface mount plugs to make it easier to expand later), some outside lights etc. Thinking before winter hits, I should do something to the concrete floor. I don't want the expense of epoxy, but was looking at a densifier/sealer option, which makes it more resistant to water/oil spills etc. Anyone have any experience with this sort of thing?

I also didn't seam fill or paint yet, not sure if I will before the winter or not.

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Re: My first garage!
« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2016, 06:52:41 PM »
My local concrete guy here recommends a sealer product (can't recall name) but he buys it from the bobcat dealer locally. Not sure if all bobcat dealers sell it or just this one. I would stay away from HD products.
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Re: My first garage!
« Reply #108 on: October 16, 2016, 09:06:08 PM »
Look at what it would cost you for epoxy before you rule it out.  Sherwin-Williams offers some real good stuff for a price that makes it worth it


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Re: My first garage!
« Reply #109 on: August 17, 2017, 04:33:37 PM »
so how did the garage turn out?  is it truly complete or odds and ends left to finish?
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Re: My first garage!
« Reply #110 on: August 17, 2017, 07:28:38 PM »
so how did the garage turn out?  is it truly complete or odds and ends left to finish?

Well I would say it's as complete as it needs to be. I've got the trailer project in there now, and it's been a great spot to keep the kubota etc. I didn't bother painting the walls yet, and concrete is still bare, but that's ok. To be honest we've been thinking of listing out house and buying or building somewhere a little more private, paying off some debts etc. But I'm certainly happy with my garage now as-is.