In my last blog it was suggested by a few people that I seal the concrete walls of the basement with DryLok. So the past couple days I have been clearing the walls. One of the back walls in the basement had plywood covering it and when I took the plywood down I found all these 2x’s bolted horizontally to the wall.
My first question for you guys would be is it okay to just paint/seal around these studs or should I take them all off the walls before I paint?
I cleared one wall of the studs and it was no easy job. I was also left with this which will bring me to my next question..
Should these holes in the concrete be patched before I seal the walls? I am not worried about appearance as I plan on covering the walls anyway. I am just not sure if it is necessary to patch them or not for sealer to work right.
I am really hoping I can seal by painting around the studs on the wall. Tearing them all off the wall is going to be a lot of work and its going to leave me with a lot of big holes. However if the sealer is not going to work at its best by painting around them then I guess I will tear them off..
Once the walls in this back corner and sealed I plan on putting some studs back up and then covering the walls w plywood. This back corner will be the heart of my shop. It will house all my hand planes and other hand tools so I want it done right.
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"