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It was funny I asked the wife last night when I was home for dinner break what she thought and it was hilarious as her response was "if you're happy I'm happy" :ROFLMAO: She thinks it's too gray and bright and I was like yep that's the main reason I did it to brighten up the basement 🤪
 

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Probably only one of two more days left! Was able to get the rest of the floor done besides the 2 or 3 shelves I need to move to paint behind!

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Getting there!

I guess now's not the time to mention that the DryLok is cheaper by the 5 gal. bucket. :whistle:
 

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Getting there!

I guess now's not the time to mention that the DryLok is cheaper by the 5 gal. bucket. :whistle:
It's not super cheap but it is cheaper... If I could find it!!! The gallons are only $25.88 and the 5 gallon buckets are like $120 but I can't find any gray ones anywhere close to me... So I just have been buying 1 gallon buckets since it's only $10-$15 more and I can return the unused ones. I know I could have gotten a 5 gallon bucket and tinted it but I realized that too late in the game and I'm already too deep in!!!
 

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Getting down to the end of painting (finally)... I have all day tomorrow free minus a short online appointment at 1 tomorrow so I plan on painting the rest of the corner and few touch up spots... Moved the large shelving unit this morning and found the two bottom 2x4's were over 50% rotted out which probably explained why is smelt funny in that corner! I used some hydraulic cement to fill in some of the small holes and cracks to further keep out spiders this am...

Need to have a nice talk with the wife about fixing it up before I put it in it's final resting spot!

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Done with 99.9% of the painting minus one small spot behind the water softener that I couldn't get to right now with everything moved around....


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Also wife got a new bathing suit the other day and one of my helpers tried it on before she got a chance to...

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Had 2 weeks of training, another 1-2 weeks off and throw in an overnight ER visit for kidney stones and I haven't been on here in about 2 weeks... Basement painting it all done minus a second coat on the floor... I ended up winning the war with the wife she ended up caving and saying I could do whatever I want and if she didn't like how it looked she'd just send me downstairs to get stuff!!!

I ended up just disassembling the wooden shelving unit and I'm glad I did as the 2x4's on the bottom were rotted out and half of the posts were rotted at the bottom as well...

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Ended up fitting almost perfectly in the new spot. I think I had to take 1 inch off one of the sides...

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Now I just need to move all these boxes back to the relocated new and improved wooden shelving unit...

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And since the wife gave me cartblanche to do whatever I want down there my next course of action is to throw down some plywood and luxury vinyl boards and also frame out the wall and replace and relocate the hot water heater. I had always wanted to finish half the basement and throw a much larger reef tank down stairs and I don't really want to do the benchwork only to have to take it apart when I finally do the floors and the walls so I figured I'd just do the spot where the benchwork will go to save some money as it's about 1/3 of the total area I want to finish in the basement.
 
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