What is the best paint to use for my plywood garage walls ?

by Maria
Or do you have any other ideas? They are cheap plywood walls. I would love to make them white or light grey. Thanks!!!

  9 answers
  • Leah Leah on Aug 08, 2017

    Prime first, then paint.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 08, 2017

    You need to prime them first if they are new or have not been painted for a good while. There are many levels of paint now that help cover wood in only one painting. We buy ours at Menards for about $30 a bucket because it requires only one cover and stays for 3 or more years. It is excellent quality. Light grey with a dark grey trim would be really pretty!

  • Lsr28640205 Lsr28640205 on Aug 08, 2017

    I did mine in a light gray which helps hide better than white. For me, the cheaper the better! Walmart's brand is about $15 a gallon and I've had good luck with it. Go with a satin finish, it's easy to clean and hides small imperfections. :)

  • Wash them with TSP, prime with Kilz or Zinsser, then paint! Paint store will help you choose the correct formula and finish.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Aug 08, 2017

    I would use a standard exterior paint from your local home center. Get a water-based paint for easy clean-up. Sine you are going with a light color, you may want to use one coat of primer first so you don't need as much paint.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 08, 2017

    Do I understand that you don't need the Garage walls to be Waterproof?

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 08, 2017

    Definitely prime first. A design or grid is easy to do with painter's tape to give it some dimension. Tell the person in the paint department what you are using it for and they should be able to help. Whoops paint (paint that was mixed and then not purchased) is available if you ask for it, and can provide your base coat or finish coat if you like it.

  • Mandy Mandy on Aug 08, 2017

    add some grout to your paint, it will thicken the paint & should camoflauge the plywood.

  • Maria Maria on Aug 08, 2017

    Thanks everybody!!!