Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Basement Paint


I received a letter from readers about the failure of a paint they had used on the concrete floor of their basement. Enclosed was a sample of what was peeling from the floor. Rather than quote from the letter word for word, I'll give you the gist of what One of the most dreaded home improvement projects has to be painting the basement. After 17 years of living in my home, it was way past time to tackle the "dungeon." As far as basements go, mine is a utilitarian workhorse. It's dry and through the years Q: When there is heavy rain, moisture seeps through the concrete-block walls of my basement. Will waterproofing paint stop this? -J. Albert Waterproofing paint will often stop or reduce seepage through basement walls. UGL's Drylok is a widely sold water It can be corrected by venting the basement, and insulating the basement ceiling then a coat of white latex ceiling paint. A. Yes, that will work, but don’t forget the mold in the middle of that stain. Treat the mold with 1 part bleach and 3 parts So we asked the design pros to weigh in and offer some inexpensive DIY projects to spruce up the basement. From flooring to painting to lighting, these projects — along with a few weekends' worth of work — will transform your basement completely. If you've ever had to paint a room, you know how confusing it can be to stand in the hardware store, see a can of paint next to another that's twice the price, and have no idea what the difference is. Thankfully the folks at Apartment Therapy can help, and .

During heavy rains, we have a couple minor leaks in the unfinished portion of our basement. The walls are poured cement and are leaking from what appears to be half-inch holes throughout the walls. Can I just paint with waterproofing paint, or is that just Pictured here is the lovely brown and salmon bathroom (thanks to previous tenants for painting the ceiling and exposed pipes, too). Here, I am thinking we can pretend like the pink tub doesn't exist, as you won't be able to see it behind a shower curtain. there are certain things every homeowner should consider before converting their basement. When applying waterproofing paint, keep in mind such paint is thicker than house paint, so it will take longer to apply, though its application is just as simple as Since most unfinished basement stairs are crafted of simple two-by-fours, adding treads make them safer and improves their aesthetics. Paint stairs a neutral Do you have an unfinished basement? How have you improved the way it looks or made it more .


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Amazing Basement Floor Paint

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Remarkable Finished Basement Bar Ideas

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Great Basement Concrete Floors

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Outstanding Basement Bedroom Ideas

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Top Painting Concrete Basement Walls Ideas

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Impressive Concrete Floor Paint

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Perfect Basement Bar Room Ideas

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Magnificent Basement Wall Panels

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Fabulous Basement Stairs Ideas

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Stunning Concrete Basement Floor Ideas

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Incredible Painted Paneling Before and After

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Excellent Basement Wall Color Ideas

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Very Best Basement Floor Paint

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Brilliant Basement Living Room Ideas

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Wonderful Basement Wall Color Ideas

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