Last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and This Tuesday and Wednesday found me in my painting clothes--real old rags, for sure. I was working in the garage, doing the interior painting.
We had this garage added to our house about 12 years ago. In the photo you see the stucco wall that was the exterior of the house and one of the three walls that were added. It's a good sized room--about 22' x 24', if I remember right.
About four years ago I put a primer on the ceiling and the three added walls. Now it was time to finish the job. I had bought 2 gallons of paint when it was on sale, a colour called "Steamed Milk," and picked up another gallon of mistint for about $10, I think. It was an off white, and I figured I could use it for something. I also had about 3 cups of an orangey tan semigloss latex.
I found a large plastic bucket, scrubbed it up very well and started mixing those paints. I could do a half batch, limited by the size of the mixing bucket. Whatever colour came was fine to me. Imagine my surprise when the mixed paint exactly matched the colour of the stuccoed wall! The second time this summer that the odds 'n ends of paint provided the perfect match! That really tickled me.
First I put the second coat on the ceiling, using Kilz2, a stain blocking paint. Sometime in the future I'll have to put on a third coat, as the coverage is not complete.
Then I painted the three walls with my lovely mixed paint. The walls are made of particle board, not drywall, so they absorb quite a bit of paint. I was very pleased with the results.
The rough shelf you see holds our recycling bins, and that got a coat of the semigloss white also.
A final touch: a tennis ball to keep the car from crowding the recycle shelf.