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Tb151 08-17-2012 12:37 PM

Garage Makeover
 
So it's time to do the garage, which is one of the projects I've been looking forward to! I wanted to ask you guys for any thoughts or experiences. Here's what I have or have ordered.

I recently picked up a Gladiator Tall Storage Locker:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

I also just ordered a Hoover L2310 GUV 10 Amp 5-Gallon Garage Utility Vacuum

http://vacuumcleanersforsale.org/wp-...ity-Vacuum.jpg

My electrician just came and put an outlet where I'm going to mount it and it will arrive whenever UPS gets their asses in gear today.

My garage is drywalled and painted white, with a white ceiling. It's approximately 575 sq feet and a bit over 10ft high. I have taken most of the cheap hooks and whatnot off of the walls and have patched and prep'd for paint. I must have removed 50 individual nailed, ugh. This weekend I'm going to paint the lower half of the walls a light gray and the upper half a bright white. I plan on using exterior grade paint since the garage isn't heated or cooled.

I also picked up a few packs of Gladiator Gear Wall and will be putting those up.

http://www.texasgarages.com/Gladiato...l_Panels1.jpeg

After that I need to pick a floor option and am leaning towards epoxy. Don't worry, I'm not going to get a HD or Lowes kit. I also need to find a nice rolling tool chest, thinking 41" or something close.

If anyone has any cool ideas or thoughts on flooring, toolboxes etc, I'd love to hear them!

Lair 08-17-2012 04:05 PM

The local Costco has a matching toolbox and wheeled workbench/tool chest in stainless. Not a bad price, either. I bought a huge toolbox (different model, same brand) from them a few years ago, and it's held up well. It isn't professional grade, but looks good and holds most of my tools.

GlockMan 08-17-2012 04:19 PM

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I love the Gladiator stuff.

I have like some ridiculous amount (like $8K) invested in it, but its worth it to me.

The floor tiles are amazing.

I painted my walls black and use all cabinets.

I even built my own cabinets and used the doors for my AC and water heater, my washer dryer, etc.

:thumbsup:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachm...1&d=1345239008

Lair 08-17-2012 04:33 PM

Cool look. I want to try something different with my next garage floor, and those tiles kick ass. Is there a piece that finishes the edge, or do the tiles just end?

GlockMan 08-17-2012 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Lair (Post 14660532)
Cool look. I want to try something different with my next garage floor, and those tiles kick ass. Is there a piece that finishes the edge, or do the tiles just end?

Black rubber wedge with a slope.

Lair 08-18-2012 10:23 AM

I'm going to give that a shot next time. I've tried staining and I've tried epoxy. I wasn't satisfied with either one.

GlockMan 08-18-2012 10:26 AM

^ its expensive ($5 per tile) but you can mop it, its better on your feet, its a little softer than floor when you drop something, its not slippery, worth every penny.

Here are the edges....

http://common.csnstores.com/Gladiato...~GGW1059_b.jpg

Tb151 08-19-2012 08:24 PM

Glockman, your garage looks great, you certainly like Gladiator stuff! This weekend I took all of the rubbermaid racks, about 20 of the rubber coated screw in hooks and maybe 50 individual nails out of the walls. I patched them all and then painted the walls. I used a white semi gloss on top and a really cool dark grey semi gloss for the bottom 3rd. I went with exterior grade paint since the garage isn't always heated etc. I also sanded down 3 outlet covers and put 2 coats of the dark grey paint on them. I was also able to mount the vacuum and picks up the Gladiator Gearwall and about $100 worth of accessories.

I'm beat, and sipping on a DogFishHead 90 which will surely knock me out.

SD 328I 08-19-2012 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by GlockMan (Post 14660499)
I love the Gladiator stuff.

I have like some ridiculous amount (like $8K) invested in it, but its worth it to me.

The floor tiles are amazing.

I painted my walls black and use all cabinets.

I even built my own cabinets and used the doors for my AC and water heater, my washer dryer, etc.

:thumbsup:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachm...1&d=1345239008

Glockman :thumbsup:

Tb151 08-20-2012 08:46 AM

Here are some pics. After I rehabbed the walls, I was able to paint, mount the vacuum and am now ready to start installing the gladiators gear wall. I hope to get to that some time this week.

I picked a spot for the line which was just above the outlets.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e9...1/photo-16.jpg

Mmm..Frikken Laser beam

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e9...1/photo-15.jpg

Not too shabby of a line, there is a texture on the walls which made it difficult

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e9...1/photo-13.jpg

Vacuum mounted next the the wife's bike. Going to pick up another one of those mounts for mine. I want everything imaginable off the floor.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e9...1/photo-14.jpg

Raymond42262 08-20-2012 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Tb151 (Post 14665384)

Nice job !

BTW....in the Dallas area there is a story about once a week where someone leaves a pet or a kid in a hot car.

Did you remove the kid from the child carrier on the bike before you mounted it on the wall ? Just wondering....just trying to keep you out of trouble.....:D

Tb151 08-20-2012 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Raymond42262 (Post 14665419)
Nice job !

BTW....in the Dallas area there is a story about once a week where someone leaves a pet or a kid in a hot car.

Did you remove the kid from the child carrier on the bike before you mounted it on the wall ? Just wondering....just trying to keep you out of trouble.....:D

Hah, thanks and at just over 2 years old he's already pushing 40 lb.'s so I doubt I would have even been able to hoist him up there!

shwagon 08-20-2012 10:55 AM

Looking good OP, keep it up!

zbeam3 08-20-2012 07:04 PM

Looks good. Lowes or HD epoxy kits are ok, just make sure you get a 2 part epoxy and prep the floor properly. I'm in the process of doing my garage as well. If the previous homeowner didn't shitup the floors I would be acid staining it and laying a nice coat of clear epoxy over the top. I may still do it, but its going to be a lot more prep and cleaning vs epoxy.

Tb151 08-27-2012 10:13 AM

Found a few minutes to start putting the Gear Wall up. I have several more to install in another part of the garage. Install was super easy once the stud locations were marked. I'm also loving the flexibility that it gives me and will be hanging up a lot more.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e9...1/photo-17.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e9...1/photo-18.jpg

rohde88 08-27-2012 11:45 AM

Very organized. Wife is going to want to see all of those used.

JonJon 08-27-2012 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Tb151 (Post 14665384)
Here are some pics. After I rehabbed the walls, I was able to paint, mount the vacuum and am now ready to start installing the gladiators gear wall. I hope to get to that some time this week.

I picked a spot for the line which was just above the outlets.



Mmm..Frikken Laser beam



Not too shabby of a line, there is a texture on the walls which made it difficult



Vacuum mounted next the the wife's bike. Going to pick up another one of those mounts for mine. I want everything imaginable off the floor.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e9...1/photo-14.jpg

How do you like that vacuum? Just bought it and have yet to install it

Tb151 08-27-2012 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by JonJon (Post 14683511)
How do you like that vacuum? Just bought it and have yet to install it


Well, the filter clogged up when I was sucking up a lot of the dust from drywall patching etc so I turned it off after a relatively short time. I'm going to go empty it out when I get some time tomorrow and see if it works again. It started making a god awful noise and I didn't want to dick around so I'm procrastinating. The hose is also a bit of a pain in the ass to wrap up because it easily twists around itself and then has a mind of its own.

Sure looks cool though and seems to have decent power.

Raymond42262 08-27-2012 03:16 PM

Is that your white fence in the backyard ? It that one of those PVC fences ? How is it working out ? Is it better than the standard wooden fence ?

As far as epoxy for the garage floor........I found this awhile back... You might find it useful.
http://www.contractortalk.com/f8/h-c...e-epoxy-54830/

http://www.contractortalk.com/f94/ga...coating-45557/

JonJon 08-27-2012 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Tb151 (Post 14683748)
Well, the filter clogged up when I was sucking up a lot of the dust from drywall patching etc so I turned it off after a relatively short time. I'm going to go empty it out when I get some time tomorrow and see if it works again. It started making a god awful noise and I didn't want to dick around so I'm procrastinating. The hose is also a bit of a pain in the ass to wrap up because it easily twists around itself and then has a mind of its own.

Sure looks cool though and seems to have decent power.

lol, thanks. I actually got it for free... so we'll see


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