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Forum topic by ernieb posted 09-17-2008 05:07 PM 838 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2008 05:07 PM

hello all

my shop is in my basement. i was thinking of painting the floor joists which aer exposed and the

underlayment which is also exposed. i was wondering if it would reflect anymore light and brighten things up. any thoughts?

thanks ernieb

-- ernieb westerlo, ny

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#1 posted 09-17-2008 05:51 PM

Flat white.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 09-17-2008 06:00 PM

That will work. If you have not done so you may want to consider painting the floor and/or walls as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 09-17-2008 08:53 PM

We painted the floor joists and sub floor ‘ceiling’ in the basement of our old house. I think we used an eggshell finish. The difference was amazing.

-- Berta in NC

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