Ugly garage walls, need help

by Bre2106135

How can I make my garage look more finished without paying someone to tape and spray? I am tired of the ugly sheetrock and looming at all the seams and screws.

  6 answers
  • Consider yourself lucky! I wish I had sheetrocked walls in my garage, you can tape, mud and paint yourself? Put up art? Install shelves?

  • Melissa Melissa on Jul 25, 2018

    You could attach used wood flooring to the walls?

  • William William on Jul 25, 2018

    I agree wit Naomie. Tape, mud, prime and paint. Easiest solution.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 25, 2018

    sheet rock has its place. It’s reall hard to burn. The paper may burn the rock part doesn’t. In case of a fire, it’s what you want for the walls. Taping and mudding isn’t a hard task. It just takes practice. You can get the supplies at big box diy, some give a how to do course. The edges of the dry wall a slightly beveled so with the tape over the seam and the mud it will be level with the rest of sheet rock. The screws should be counter sunk in to the dry wall and mudded over. it might take a few coats as the mud dries an shrinks a bit. The spraying on of the wall texture...that’s a bit more complicated. It requires a certain equipment also’s a hand held hopper and compressed air shoots a certain mix of a dry wall compound on the wall. Again, it’s a let it dry completely thing. Then prime and paint.

  • Brenda Brandt Deason Brenda Brandt Deason on Jul 25, 2018

    Taping and spraying seems like it would be the easiest solution. If you don't want to do that, maybe cover it with some kind of wallpaper?

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Jul 25, 2018

    Behr deckover is not just for a deck, but works in a garage too, and works alot like: Texture additives in paint does but with a less textured look of course, due to the nap and the roller. The actual cost relies on how large of a garage this is, but likely you can get away with 3 cans and budget of $150.