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Building the Shop #1: Prepping for paint

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Blog entry by unklegwar posted 08-08-2009 06:12 AM 1150 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The basement is finally all cleaned out of the disaster the last owner left. I’ve added good lighting and started on a divider wall.

Tomorrow I have to etch the concrete to get it ready for Drylok.

-- Eric ---- Wise Words T.B.D.



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#1 posted 08-08-2009 06:55 AM

Photos would be good.

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 07:04 AM

I have photos in my “Workshop” area right now, with a link to a larger album.

-- Eric ---- Wise Words T.B.D.

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 07:09 AM

test – see if it likes this or not.

-- Eric ---- Wise Words T.B.D.

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 07:55 AM

Looks like a place of potential.

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#5 posted 08-08-2009 01:24 PM

It all takes time but you will get there.

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 02:01 PM

I don’t know if you had considered it or not but since you are in the mood to paint putting epoxy down on the floor not only helps with clean-up, it also helps to brighten up the shop as well.

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

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unklegwar

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#7 posted 08-08-2009 02:45 PM

Epoxy was already in the plan! But thanks.

Actually, I only want to do it so I can put sparkly stuff on the floor :-)

-- Eric ---- Wise Words T.B.D.

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#8 posted 08-08-2009 03:16 PM

It looks like a good workable space. Lots of potential.

Have you considered strapping the walls and applying plywood, or matchboard, or sheetrock. It brings a finished feel to the place and gives you anchors to hang shelves and cabinets and such. If you’re in a cold climate you could apply some foam insulations sheets too. Sometimes even one outside wall like this can make a difference.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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unklegwar

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#9 posted 08-08-2009 03:33 PM

probably gonna do furring strips and rigid insulation on the exterior wall.

Slap some cheap wood over it. Osb or something.

What’s “matchboard”?

-- Eric ---- Wise Words T.B.D.

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#10 posted 08-08-2009 03:54 PM

It looks like a good place to work. I’m glad to see you will be using Drylok. I used it when I finished my basement 8 years ago and it works great. Lay it on heavy and get it into every crack. I have no dampness at all. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#11 posted 08-08-2009 05:10 PM

Use a light color on the walls… dark brown pegboard sure made my room look dark… had to take everything down to paint it… and taken down, putting up was more time consuming than the painting.

I did a clear moisture seal on the concrete floor and used self-stick vinyl tiles—cheap and very effective.

It’s kind of like you need the shop to make the shop… :-)

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#12 posted 08-08-2009 09:07 PM

Luckily most of the block is above grade, so I’m not concerned about water much at all. I’m dryloking only below grade plus a foot. No sense going higher, because if the water gets that high, it’s coming in thru the crawlspace access anyway.

I just got finished scrubbing everything in prep for drylock and epoxy. OHMYGOD. I’m so damn tired. But it LOOKS like brand new concrete. Too bad I’ll be passing out soon and won’t be able to admire it.

The tiles idea is good. I think the epoxy look is going to edge that out for me.

-- Eric ---- Wise Words T.B.D.

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#13 posted 08-08-2009 09:14 PM

Can’t wait to see the end results. Hang in there and don’t pass out on us….............LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#14 posted 08-08-2009 10:23 PM

I can relate to that being tired thing…. I did a whole concrete block basement in our last house… just to get it ready for sale. Don’t know why I didn’t get around to it in the previous 18 years of living there. Oh, yeah, we had so much junk in it, you couldn’t see the floor or walls.

This is going to be a nice space for you.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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unklegwar

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#15 posted 08-09-2009 12:48 AM

Just got back from picking up the epoxy (and a lawnmower, but who’s counting). Got it tinted a very light tan color. And I got sprinkly flakes for it too.

Still drying out down there from the washdown with plain old detergent. Hopefully it’ll be ready for etching tomorrow. Then I can paint one night after work.

-- Eric ---- Wise Words T.B.D.

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