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Old 11-13-2010, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default For those with pin stripes and lines in their garage walls

Just a quick question for ya'll. So for those of you who painted your garage walls with pin stripes, red and black ones mostly. Did you use a gloss or flat paint? Currently working on a Gray Black White stripes and red stripe theme but I'm thinking that a gloss might look better on the red and black.

Let me know what you think.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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I used eggshell finish on all of the colors I used.








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Old 11-13-2010, 10:32 PM   #3
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I used eggshell finish on all of the colors I used.









That looks great, how do you get the lines so straight and crisp?

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Old 11-13-2010, 10:52 PM   #4
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Whoa thanks rw, that looks awesome and the lines are so crisp.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:15 PM   #5
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Frog tape is supposed to be good for that.
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:05 PM   #6
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When I did mine, I used blue tape and then painted the inside edge with the color on the backside of the tape to seal it so that I wouldnt have any bleed through and then I painted the black line. It worked awesome.

I also used eggshell
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:49 PM   #7
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@lpigg you guys did awesome jobs. I'm lovin the black stripe on gray. I am also convinced that egg shell will be the way to go.

Now the small detail is that the white will be flat and the grey will be flat as well. Hope the stripes won't look funny being the only color with the egg shell finish. I am absolutely not spending on the white that came with the house and I rather not repaint the grey that is already on there (besides I already re-painted once because the light gray ended up looking lavander purple). Glad the quarts of flat finish paint are only like 6 bucks. I do understand that the egg shell finish will be a couple bucks more.

Guess I jumped the gun too quickly and didn't really know much about finishes. Live and learn. Egg shell might also work better against water splashes on the wall. But the occassional splash and mark could just be touched up.

Thanks for your input and I welcome more. So its off to HD again.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:06 PM   #8
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I used semi-gloss...

http://shopngarage.com/2010/11/painting-stripes/
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:51 PM   #9
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IMO, I would not use flat paint. That is what I have now and is the reason I want to repaint. The slightest little scuffs show and I can forget about cleaning it, the paint will come right off on the rag. I am going with either semi gloss or satin this time.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:54 PM   #10
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:18 AM   #11
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Great looking stripes everyone!

@stevelh

I can see that flat wouldn't be ideal. But for me its not that big of a deal since all I am going to do in the garage is park the car, do a little work on the work bench and hang out.

So I ended up getting BEHR Bijou Red in an Eggshell finish. Its noticeably glossier which is what I wanted. I'm leaving the gray in flat since that's fine for my use.

Thanks again for the input everyone!
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:04 AM   #12
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I had put semi on bottom and flat on top worked for me with todays paint it will touch up almost perfect no worries.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:53 AM   #13
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All those stripes look good! Are you guys pulling the tape of wet as soon as the last coat is applied, or are you letting it dry for a few days. I've done lots of striped residential contracts, and i always found to pull teh tape off right away, or the tape ends up peeling the paint off what it is stuck to. Maybe there is new/better tape out?
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:01 AM   #14
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I waited for mine to dry. I had a little pullup but not a lot. I also painted the inside edge of mine with the color underneath the tap and let it dry and then painted the stripe. I felt this allowed the tape to seal, so I wouldnt get any bleed throuh.
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Wall and floor! lol
Semi-gloss for red- epoxy on floor.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:23 AM   #16
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Awesome Floor. What brand did you use? I like the floor not having the flakes. Is it harder to keep clean?
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Sorry for the delay in answering...

I used the Frogtape. I was skeptical of this stuff, but damn, it works great, especially on textured surfaces. There is no comparison whatsoever, vs. using standard blue painter's tape. Worth every last bit of the 5 or 6 bucks a roll. Available at Lowe's.

As an extra measure of "insurance", I also did the old painters trick of painting over the tape edge with the same color as what is already on the wall (so that any paint that does manage to bleed under will be that same color, and therefore invisible)...

Let that dry for 15 mins or so then paint in the stripe color. I pulled my tape after the paint had set up pretty good (say around 20 minutes or so) and got really clean lines.

I would not leave the paint to dry for any more than about an hour or so, before pulling the tape.

When the paint gets that "completely" dry it would be likely to have problems cleanly separating, at the tape edge.
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EpoxySuperstore.com I actually used the cheap waterbased stuff and I was impressed with it. Two coats with a roller and it turned out great.

Yep. All these floors really show dirt easy. Thanks
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:45 PM   #19
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Gloss might look better but what about on the wall that the window is on. It doesn't pop as much. Just one factor to think about.
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