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Basement workshop #3: Amazing what a bit of paint can do…

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Blog entry by Nighthawk posted 01-23-2012 12:31 PM 1854 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Put some light on the situation Part 3 of Basement workshop series Part 4: Concrete floor. »

Amazing what a bit of paint can do… not only does it make the place look tidier, but can also brighten the place up.

Though painting the bricks (and there is a bit more to do yet) did chew threw the paint but once it is on the repainting later on will be a lot easier. See nice and bright, makes the place happy… though kinda reminds me of the flat we use to live in before we bought this place … hmmm thats a bad thing.

The bricks are support bricks for the upstairs coal range, which is on a wetback… heats our water, keeps us warm, boils the jug for coffee, and cooks food… all for a bucket of dirty coal…. lol

Before I know it, I will have painted the whole basement white and still have no floor… or interntal cladding for that matter… but it will be shiney.

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz



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NBeener

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 05:36 PM

Nice improvement !

Like going from a 60 to a 100 watt light bulb.

Bye-bye shadows :-)

-- -- Neil

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 05:39 PM

Paint; turns a dungeon into a lair! I’m painting my soon to be basement shop, almost as I speak (err type)!

Keep up the good work, the reward of a bright, clean & inviting shop is near!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 11:54 AM

Nice job. I LOVE the level “pole.” That thing was right where it needed to be!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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willie

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 12:40 PM

I’m in the process of painting my shop white. The walls had never been painted and it’s unbelieveable how much brighter it is already and I still have three walls to go!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 01:34 PM

Nighthawk,

Congrats, you made this months eMag!

How is the project going, any updates!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 02-16-2012 02:12 PM

That reminds me, I need to pull out the paint can…

-- Darren,Victoria,http://www.bertuccio.ca

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#7 posted 02-16-2012 11:21 PM

Good job. My shop is a 24’ x 24’ pole building and everything there is the color of aged lumber. I’m in the process of insulating it with 2: thick Styrofoam panels with a textured aluminum facing on the panels. So far I have two walls done and already I can see the difference in the amount of light I have to work by. It does make a difference.

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Ben

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 01:15 AM

I was considering painting the ceiling of my shop white to reflect the light down more, but painting the walls at this point is a task I don’t want to think about.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#9 posted 02-17-2012 02:37 AM

DIYaholic said
Congrats, you made this months eMag!

what eMag… more importantly whats eMag?

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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DIYaholic

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#10 posted 02-17-2012 03:34 AM

Nighthawk

You can subscribe to an email to recieve the LumberJocks eMag or view it online.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Nighthawk

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#11 posted 02-17-2012 04:27 AM

well you learn something new every day…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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azsawdusty

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#12 posted 02-21-2012 05:33 PM

why why why do we work on a project (any project) and for every 5 minutes working we NEED an hour of cleaning to clear away the 5 minute mess we created?

I have all the tools,, broom , vacume, dust pans, trash cans, and they all seem to get more of a workout than my tools for making sawdust!

The shop is neat and tidy one minute and then in just a flash it is a mess.

But I LOVE my mess!

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