November 2004

This month.


Basement

After a bit of a lull, we tackle the last part of the house - the basement.

First the stairwell.

We decided to paint the floor using garage floor paint. £20 per tin - two tins covered it all. Easy to apply and gives a good, easy-to-clean, durable surface. Then of course enter Bev for the obligatory door & architrave staining!

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Next we turn to the utility room.

The floor is painted & the walls painted (with normal emulsion). Finally some shelving from IKEA.

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Finally we turn to the Store Room.

Unlike the rest of the basement, we have not had this room plastered. The basement supplier (ThermoneX) says plastering is not necessary and that the walls can be painted directly - so we try it. In fact it turns out to be very easy. After the 1st coat there is a fair amount of filling required to take out the tiny air holes but it is easy to do & does indeed give a very good finish. I would not have plastered the other walls now!

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