We have started the garage painting and it’s possible that it will take even longer than I expected. Due to the grain of the siding we chose, it will need to be painted by brush. No spraying. No big rollers. Just good old-fashion Tom Sawyer/Karate Kid style work. Oh goody! I was afraid this project was going to be too easy.

Due to the amount of projects in our past, we have a painting routine. *This is NOT an advertisement. We have not been paid to endorse these tools.  We actually paid for each of these items. These truly are the tools we prefer.*

We have a couple of these little buckets and we LOVE them. If you are doing any painting that requires a brush (for trim work), go buy this item. It’s available at any hardware store. They sell them with or without liners (that have to be cleaned each time). Buy the one with liners – the clean up is super easy.


When it comes to picking a paint brush (or even rollers) Purdy is the way to go! It took me a couple of projects to convince Trent that a $14-$20 brush is better than a $5 brush. After he used one, he was hooked! Thankfully, they last for years…so the upfront investment quickly pays off.

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We have used numerous brands of paint. For this project we are using Sherwin Williams. The white (which will be the same white we use on the house porch/railing/etc) is Pure White. The color for the garage is Foothills. After searching Pinterest, we decided the garage needed to be a complimentary color against the red brick. It will take some time, but I think everything will pull together in the end (fingers crossed).


If anyone needs to find us for the next…oh, I don’t know…month, you know where to look. And yes, it will look much worse before it looks better. Enjoy the second half of your weekend and be happy that you are not us right now!





  • August 14, 2016 Reply

    Pamela Hoose

    Can’t wait to see it!

  • August 14, 2016 Reply


    It looks really nice, Leah.

  • August 14, 2016 Reply

    Vallery W Dietrich

    Looking great! Thanks for the product referrals! Will look for those items.

  • August 14, 2016 Reply


    Yes, yes and yes! All three are my favs also. I am very protective of my Purdy edging brush.

  • August 14, 2016 Reply


    Can’t agree more with your choice to use the handy pails! Happy painting guys;)

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