This was my first time painting a garage. If you plan on painting a garage, I highly recommend doing it BEFORE you move in, hang shelves and store 500 bottles of this and that. This is something I have been wanting to do for sometime, but lacked the motivation. I finally got started the night before we went on vacation, I figured if I did one wall it would keep me going. I quickly decided painting a garage was like obstacle course painting. First, our ceilings are about 12' - I don't love heights. Second, we (and by we I mean I) had to take down all of our shelves and the junk that sits on them. Third, there were tons of bugs and things I had to clean off the walls. Fourth, I had to have the doors shut because the bugs would come in and with it being August, it was very humid in the garage. Finally, there were so many odd things to paint around - like the garage doors. So this lady is happy to finally be done!
I let these two help out a bit, they thought they were pretty darn cool!
overall, I'm super happy with how it turned out, so totally worth it!
I should also mention that I used Behr flagstone paint with the primer from Home Depot and I got away with one coat of paint on these super dry walls. Four cans, so I went through a lot, but I was very happy to only do one coat! So I would highly recommend their version with the primer, it works great. Plus they can color match if you are looking for a specific shade.