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Install and Paint Garage Shelving with a Paint Sprayer

Learn how to add extra storage space to your garage by installing and painting garage shelving with a Wagner paint sprayer.



If you need extra storage space in your garage, installing cabinetry can be a great way to achieve the needed storage without breaking the bank! You can find used kitchen cabinets at really affordable prices, and they function great in a garage space and add a ton of closed storage space.

Here’s a look at how I took one wall in our garage from messy to perfectly organized with a handful of used kitchen cabinets - and how I made it look great with my Wagner FLEXiO 3500!


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Install Cabinet Bases

Installing cabinets in your garage is simple - you just need to find the studs in your walls and screw the base cabinets in through the back of the cabinets and directly into studs. For the upper cabinets, it’s easiest if you install a ledger board to rest the cabinets on while you install them. Screw in through the back and into studs on both the top and bottom of the upper cabinets, and you’re done!

garage shelving before painting

Paint the Cabinets

Painting your new garage cabinets is a great way to make them look cohesive, and it makes a huge difference in how the entire garage looks! You can paint the cabinets before or after installing them, but if you paint them before you’ll want to take extra care not to scratch them during installation.

Wagner’s FLEXiO 3500 is a great sprayer for this task, as it comes with a detail finish nozzle that’s perfect for getting into all the awkward angles and crevices you can deal with when painting cabinets. It’s also 10% lighter than previous models, which makes every job just a little bit easier!

painting garage shelving

Spray the Cabinet Doors

You should always spray cabinet doors separately from the bases for best results. An easy method is to lay them all out on your driveway on a large dropcloth and spray them all at once. Be sure to allow each coat to dry thoroughly before flipping the doors over, and again before installing them. If you install the doors too soon after painting, the paint can become sticky.

painting cabinet doors

Tie it All Together

If you want even more storage, you can add pegboards between the upper and lower cabinets to store hardware, hand tools, and more! It creates a backsplash of sorts and makes things look even more intentional and cohesive. Paint it the same color as the walls for a really beautiful look that will make your garage look organized and way better than it ever has before!

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