Looking to repaint walls, upgrade bunker gear racks, and refinish the floors in our bays. Looked through some of the pics from the "in quarters" section but didn't get a whole lot from it. I saw some standard grey floors, light grey or white walls but was interested to see how others snazzed things up a little more. We are trying to dress things up to make a push to get some new vol's interested. So please, show off your station a bit with some pics of your layouts.
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09-09-2008, 10:02 PM #1
Station floor and wall color ideas.
09-09-2008, 10:42 PM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- Cupcake NY
Pink and magenta are always a hit. Skip the white walls, its amazing how many guys use the wall to hold themselves up while they **** with those greasy hands!
09-09-2008, 11:37 PM #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2002
Stay away from anything white. Our bay walls and ceiling are a light battleship grey with a red stripe going around the perimeter. The metal handrails and stairs are also red. Looks very sharp and is easy to keep clean as it hides dirt well. Our floors are simply sealed with a clear sealer over the concrete. We chose not to go epoxy due to the potential for hot tire pick up, tool marks when something is dropped or dragged acrossed the floor and the ability to keep clean.
09-09-2008, 11:48 PM #4
09-10-2008, 12:48 AM #5
Johnny made a funny......
.....magenta is one of the primary colors in your color wheel.
I personally like the warm color of pastels, or a dreamy muave or maybe even seafoam...
(the previous was another funny...)
Seriously, stay away from white. Shows dirt so well. Anything but white. Go with a cheesy school colors thing or something that matches the color scheme of the trucks.Jason Knecht
Altoona Fire Rescue
IACOJ - Director of Cheese and Whine
EAT CHEESE OR DIE!!
09-10-2008, 08:20 AM #6
You're trying to attract members based on the colors in the station? Talk about targeting a specific demographic.. "I was going to join, but they picked coffee and mauve. Like uhg! It doesn't match my eyes, what was I going to do?"
seriously. Avoid white, stay with neutral colors primarily. Maybe a highlight-wall and trim of a contrasting color. Match the color of your trucks, the local high school colors, your wife's eyes.. whatever.
Whatever it is make sure it is 1) Easy to maintain, don't want to have to repaint/repair it every 2 years. 2) Easy to clean, or look clean.So you call this your free country
Tell me why it costs so much to live
09-10-2008, 08:26 AM #7
I kinda like a brick red for floors.For walls make sure whatever you use is washable. We use a white wall in the day/training room so it acts like a projector screen.Outside of that,stay away from white. T.C.
09-10-2008, 08:44 AM #8
We have light blue and dark blue. It's an epoxy and has not been any problem. To clean, we simply use a hose and once in a while a power washer.
We also added our logo to the floor.
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09-10-2008, 10:42 AM #9
- Join Date
- May 1999
- Here, There, Everywhere
Don't laugh my wife just had me paint a room in the house "seafoam".
Also "July sky" , "Tangy Dill" or "Sassy Lilac" are favorites of mine!
Seriously do you really think the paint scheme matters that much?
Here are my suggestions:
Kitchen: "Devils Soul-Black"
Floors: A po-mo composite of whatever "oops" paint Sherwin-Williams has on hand.
Bathroom-"limolicious" or anything that resembles those "electric green" oldsmobiles from the mid 70s...also resemles split pea soup after being regurgitated post boys night out seeing who can down the most Jack and cokes!
Apparatus floor...titanium white(thanks Bob Ross-RIP) so everyone can see what the insides of your lungs will look like after a few years. (that is because if your neederman system is anything like ours it breaks routinely enough to be barely effective)
Best of luck there Gainsborough!
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09-10-2008, 01:32 PM #10
If you are trying to attract new recruits with the decorations/colors at the fire house, do you really want them working with you. Know what I mean?
09-10-2008, 10:29 PM #11
I guess I was hoping recruits would be more "damn, that red floor is friggin sweet" not "OMG I'm am so like totally in love with your floor, it is so pretty!"
I like the brick red floor idea. Maybe light gray walls with brick red stripe.
More pics if you got em.
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