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Old 09-20-2009, 06:46 PM   #16
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When our son was of that age, we gave him his own little room and said you can do whatever you want in here, just nowhere else. Guess what? Never had a mark on the walls.
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So far he has used crayon on the glass of the door - easily cleaned
Other then that only cardboard boxes & unpainted drywall
He see's me writing on the drywall - do he does
But I know what drywall is coming down to open up kitchen/great room
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You definitely need to prime new drywall and latex will be just fine. For a garage, I would use the contractor grade from something like the Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams line. Perhaps Kelly Moore has something similar. You can save yourself a bit per gallon doing this and it is still fine for your application. Contractor grades only come in gallons on up for future reference. They do not have 100 percent acrylic compositions like the top of the line but will hold up to normal wear and tear.

Support a real paint store that has the tools and knowledge to go with your project.

I agree that semi-gloss and worrying about washing your garage walls is over kill. You will mess up the surface anyhow the first time you have to go after a grease smudge with degreaser. Just plan on touch up painting now and then.

If you think you want to be able to wash, the new Benjamin Moore paint line has an incredible flat finish that actually holds up to washing better than the semi! It is pricey though and not all stores have invested in the new color mixing equipment they need to make the formulas.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:27 AM   #19
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You definitely need to prime new drywall and latex will be just fine. For a garage, I would use the contractor grade from something like the Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams line. Perhaps Kelly Moore has something similar. You can save yourself a bit per gallon doing this and it is still fine for your application. Contractor grades only come in gallons on up for future reference. They do not have 100 percent acrylic compositions like the top of the line but will hold up to normal wear and tear.

Support a real paint store that has the tools and knowledge to go with your project.

I agree that semi-gloss and worrying about washing your garage walls is over kill. You will mess up the surface anyhow the first time you have to go after a grease smudge with degreaser. Just plan on touch up painting now and then.

If you think you want to be able to wash, the new Benjamin Moore paint line has an incredible flat finish that actually holds up to washing better than the semi! It is pricey though and not all stores have invested in the new color mixing equipment they need to make the formulas.

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