How to paint the garage walls?



I have a garage never painted before. I am new house owner and I have no idea to paint. So, I need few suggestions to complete my garage paint.

1) I am seeing few holes in my garage walls. How can I fix those holes? Please see the picture of of garage walls for reference.

2) Can someone help me to provide all the steps and material to be used to paint?

Thanks in advance.

q how to paint the garage walls

Garage wall

  19 answers
  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Jul 21, 2020

    Make sure you spackle them first then use a stain block to hide any marks from spackle.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Jul 21, 2020

    I would suggest rolling on a coat of primer before you paint. It’ll help mask all the different color hues (drywall, joint compound, etc.).

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 21, 2020

    Smooth out rough spots with spackle. Larger holes need more support, so get a roll if drywall mesh and follow directions on the package. After you have it smooth, after sanding, use a product like Kilz before using regular wall paint. Good luck and stay safe!

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jul 21, 2020

    Sheetrcok mud or "spackle" will fill in those holes no problem. Use a little trowel to fill the holes and lightly sand them after it dries. After that I would use a "wet environment" primer and paint because its a garage.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 21, 2020

    you can buy putty at the hardware store to patch the holes in the wall, follow directions on the can- use a white paint and it will brighten up your garage more- you will need paint, a roller and extenstion pole and trays here is in info go to Home Depot or any hardware store and they can show you what you need to get started

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jul 21, 2020

    Sheetrock mud applied with a putty knife will fill your holes. The mud is cheap and can be purchased in a small bucket or powder form that is mixed with water. I recommend the pre-mixed mud. After it drys it needs to be sanded, or you can use a sponge and water to smooth it out. The areas with tape need a coat of mud too. You will need a wider sheetrock knife for that area. Prime the walls with primer (Kilz is good) after smoothing out the mud and letting it dry. Sheetrock really sucks up paint. Paint walls after priming. The effort you spend in preparing the walls will show or not show. It is a garage, so use that as your determination of how much effort you want to spend.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jul 21, 2020

    I would do 2 coats of primer, the first one before “mudding”, so that you can see the flaws.

    Then, as above, mud & then sand.

    As a beginner, I would say “less is more”

    meaning put on less mud, so you don’t have to sand off a lot.

    Then go back and put a thin coat on the areas that need it and sand again.

    Do not prime the areas before sanding, as primer will make them harder to sand.

  • Dee Dee on Jul 21, 2020

    Use spackle to fill in the holes. If your sheetrock has not been covered, use "mud" on a roller and paint the walls. Then prime the walls with a good gripping, hiding primer such as Kilz or BIN 123. Then I would paint with a semi gloss paint.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 21, 2020

    You need more sheetrock mud. Apply thin coats and sand with either a damp sponge or fine grit sand paper. Repeat until you have a smooth surface. Then prime with Zinsser 1-2-3. Finally, paint with 2 coats of a good paint like Sherwin Williams. I would suggest you go to their store. The employees there are well trained in helping to make sure you have all the supplies you need. Make sure to measure the area before you go and they will also calculate how much paint you need.

  • Annie Annie on Jul 21, 2020

    Looks from the pic, you still need to complete the drywall first. As far as paint goes, use a good "Primer/sealer" for first coat. If you get the primer tinted to the same color as the paint, then you may get away with only one more coat, Use a 2" brush for edges and corners, and a roller for the rest.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 21, 2020

    Hi Deepee: You can fill in the holes with Spackle, sand down any high areas and use a good primer. Then go ahead and paint. I suggest a roller with a short nap. Good luck

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Jul 22, 2020

    I agree you should use spackle, and then after sanding the spackled areas smooth, you can paint. There is special garage paint you can use.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Jul 22, 2020

    Outdoor primer and then paint would work best.

  • William William on Jul 22, 2020

    Drywall compound to fill the holes. You will also need to "mud" the paper seams with drywall compound. Just put on enough to cover so you won't have to sand a lot. Prime the walls with primer then paint. Lots of Youtube videos that can help you out.

  • Janice Janice on Jul 22, 2020

    Lots of good ideas for "mudding" and priming, painting. Here's some ideas to jazz up the paint part of your project. The sky is the limit, so get creative and make a space that makes you happy. You cn use "oops" paint from the store.

  • Deepee Deepee on Jul 24, 2020

    Thank you everyone. I think everyone has provided outstanding guidance. It will help me to complete my project. A fantastic forum for sharing ideas.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 26, 2020

    You will need drop cloths ,plaster putty knife to put the plaster on to fill the wholes paint roller skinny 3 inch brush for the trim Paint the trim first then the walls give them two coats of paint use the roller