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Old 08-17-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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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:



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



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.



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!
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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.
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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.



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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.



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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.

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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.....
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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.

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

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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.
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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.
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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.



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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/
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Found some time to put up the 30" cabinets. Really impressed with them and easy to install. I'm going to put a workbench under them, add another big gear locker and mount both of those on the wall as well. The first 2 pics have the lighting dulled but i kept the 3rd natural.



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Since I don't have a cool car right now, I've turned to glamour shots of my son's POW POW Powerwheels

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It's been a while but I've done more work in the garage. I also wanted to share a garage slick deal that i think is pretty cool. No pics yet but will have some soon.

Since this, I have moved the center cabinets over to the right. They were on Gear Wall which was overkill, so I mounted them on Gear Track instead, its much cheaper and allows me to use the GearWall for hooks and other stuff. Below the Gearwall, where the cabinets were, I ordered a Gladiator WorkBench and a Viper Tool Box. Also mounting the Gear Locker to the wall instead of on casters on the floor.

Here is a link to the ToolBox which is on sale for $260 in alot of cool colors. I went with White, but there are alot more. I grabbed it for $260 and apparently the quality is very high for that price?

Link to ToolBox: http://www.sears.com/viper-tool-stor...p-00929014000P





I also bought more GearWall and doubled the surface area here, bringing it all the way to the Vacuum Cleaner:


This stuff is addicting and I need to stop, but I doubt I will until I at least get some flooring down. One side note: I used an Impact Driver for the screws and holy hell, so much better than a power drill. I bought a Hitachi for my father in law but think I need to pick one up for myself as well.
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