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07-09-2011, 01:56 PM
well i moved in to my new place and the garage was a disaster apparently the person who lived here before me threw parties in the garage everything was yellow stained and smelled of stale smoke and the floor was black with oil and misc. well i put on three coats of paint on the walls here a picture of my progress so far. next step is to coat the floor it still smells of smoke in the garage just not as bad. tommorw i do some t8 lighting

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/264961_10150254147024271_505594270_7135738_8045142 _n.jpg

Old Pirate
07-09-2011, 09:13 PM
I hope you clean the walls before priming them. It`s always good to use TSP on them ( cleaning them ) before putting on 2 coats of a oil based primer on them before painting.

07-09-2011, 11:03 PM
i followed all the prep i knew i was going to have a hard time getting rid of the smells if i didnt.

07-10-2011, 05:51 AM
It sounds like you are making progress.

For lighting, if you can get lights on the side walls or the extremes it can help illumination.

07-10-2011, 08:25 AM
Right now i just bought 3 lights to experiment with see how placement works with getting rid of shadows and figure out how many i will need.

07-10-2011, 09:12 AM
I did T5 lights in my garage. Great lighting. I even put a few on the sides. It provides perfect illumination for working. My neighbors think I am performing surgery at night :)

07-10-2011, 10:29 PM
heres a crappy cell phone pic with 3 of the 6 lights up and the garage door covering one. i have not figured out what the wires hanging from the side are yet the previous owner must of done something with them.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/269778_10150255382249271_505594270_7150911_5090299 _n.jpg

07-11-2011, 12:12 AM
looks like crap.....your 3rd light is crooked... you should fire the guy that hung those things......


the lights are amazing in there and once the other 3 are in and the floor is done it will be great...

07-25-2011, 10:22 AM
It is good looking and perfect garage.

07-25-2011, 12:46 PM
Looking much better, in for updates!

07-25-2011, 09:50 PM
been busy. i got the rest of the lights up and have done a few cars. I will post more pictures tommorw.

07-26-2011, 08:57 PM
here are some updated pictures

with 2 of the six lights covered by the garage door outside

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/185402_10150270359604271_505594270_7284435_2511107 _n.jpg

and from inside with the door closed

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228830_10150270359119271_505594270_7284431_2855376 _n.jpg