Paint Basement

andrelaplume2August 24, 2007

We have a dry unfinished basement; may be 750 sq ft. It has poured concrete walls. It gets a bit chilly in the winter, say 55 degrees at the lowest, otherwise its in the 60s. The AC guy said adding a register off the heat pump likely would not make a huge impact temp wise. We could add an Anderson ceiling tiles to the ceiling. Would this make it warmer? Also, we want to dress it up down there. I could paint with regular stucco paint ($10 a gallon) or something with a water sealant (Dy Lok) for ($20 a gallon but with less coverage)

Paint wise, does it matter? The guy at HD said the Drylok would actually lock out a lot of the water / air that permiates from the outside and may raise the temp a few degrees......opinions..?

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We found that the Dryloc made an immediate difference. It did make the walls warmer. It also improved the texture of the walls as well.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 7:05AM
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did you need two coats? How much did the gallon actually cover?

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 8:34AM
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