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Old 09-11-2018, 10:29 AM   #11
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I understand that I was a little late for the party, but...

First of all, you can use either paint for the interior of your garage, and you cna certainly use either interior or exterior paint over your primer.

Flat exterior paint is certainly available, and is probably more commonly used. Think about most wood siding or hardi-plank homes that are painted. Rarely do i see a sheen to them.

The primary differences between interior and exterior paint (look this article for more info about this is mildew resistance, resistance to fade (UV), and maybe more tolerant of substrate expansion and contraction. Most Exterior paints are not VOC free either, whereas you can get VOC free for interior paints. Neither paint is designed ot be submerged in water for any period of time, though exterior paint will stand up to tougher elements. If you plan to hose down your walls to clean the garage, neither will protect your drywall . But if you're worried about the occasional splash..don't worry about it. think about your shower..that's interior paint above the fiberglass/tile.

Glossier paints like this offer better scrub-ability as the surface is less porous. Glossier paints also tend to amplify the substrate's imperfections. this becomes more apparent the darker and glossier you go.

Hope that helps.

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Old 09-11-2018, 05:49 PM   #12
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I used Matt Emulsion thinned down a little in a sprayer from Screwfix (£55), this was for painting blocks though. 2 coats gave it a decent coverage., all wood on garage is grey, but still wanting floor to completely cure before sealing and painting. Probably grey as well, so interested to see yours once done.
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probably a bit more expensive but i have used 3 coats of Santex smooth in my 3.x6m single garage. 1 coat of half and half and then 2 full coats. makes the walls amazingly smooth. need to order some tiles for the floor soon which is the expensive part
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