Garage Wall Finish - Galvanized Panels

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by NDZ, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. NDZ

    NDZ New Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Fargo, ND
    I was wrestling with how to best finish my garage for a few years and finally got inspired to do it this fall. I didnt want to tape and text the walls for lack of durability and was also trying to do it on a budget. So I found that quite a few people have used corrugated galvanized metal panels to cover the walls to a chair rail or sorts. I decided to take that a step further.

    Heres what i did.. Taped and textured the ceiling flat joints only, no inside or outside corners. Bought 800 sqft of 2.5 corrugated 29 ga panels and a bunch of 1x3 and 1x2 cedar strips. I put the 1x3 cedar on the bottom and butted the panels into the strip. I ran the panels to the ceiling within a half inch then covered that with the 1x2 cedar strip. The panels were installed over insulated and sheetrocked walls. So I had to mark out the studs when installing the bottom trim then i had a target for my screws. It turned out ok. Im thinking of burying a red or other colored rope light in the trim for evening parties and extra light effect.

  2. 79camaro2001

    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    May 4, 2003
    Monroeville, PA
    I've seen that done before and I always liked that idea!
  3. CDesperado

    CDesperado Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    Looks good man! I've been contemplating about what to do with mine, but it will be next year before I do anything. I dig this look.
  4. Dave Nelson

    Dave Nelson Veteran Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2003
    Vineland N.J USA
    Looks great, so does your car.
  5. Goodwrench1965

    Goodwrench1965 Veteran Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Charlotte NC
    That's cool. Good idea for fire resistance and is different. Ads character.
  6. POS71RS

    POS71RS Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2002
    Central Coast, CA
    wow... that's really awesome! Looks fantastic!

    I love that you just casually hung a big heavy hood too.
  7. That hood's gotta be a glass one
  8. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2001
    Finksburg, MD
    I like it...nice and bright! :cool:
  9. Polanjl

    Polanjl Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    San Antonio, TX
    I like it and may do this to my garge
  10. tmv36830

    tmv36830 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    Auburn, Alabama

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