Using Paint to Improve a Basement

Using Paint to Improve a Basement

An unfinished basement doesn’t have to look like a setting for a horror film. If you are using your basement primarily for storage or laundry, finishing your basement isn’t necessary. Painting the exposed surfaces will give your basement a fresh, clean look that will make the whole room look a lot more inviting.

Scope of Work: Interior Painting
Town: Madison, NJ

Using Paint to Improve a Basement

Before Fresh Basement Painting
Before Fresh Basement Painting
Corner After Painting
Corner After Painting
Under the Stairs Before Painting
Under the Stairs Before Painting
Under the Stairs After Fresh Paint
Under the Stairs After Fresh Paint

To be fair to this basement, it had been painted previously and really wasn’t scary at all. However, the paint on the cinderblocks was failing and starting to peel off. This happens because groundwater seeps into the porous cement. To prevent this from happening, at least for 5 or so years, we sealed the cinderblocks with Drylok.

First, we scraped the cinderblocks to remove the peeling paint. A wire brush was used. The walls were cleaned, and then the Drylok was applied to the walls. The Drylok serves double duty as both a waterproofing agent and a paint.

The floors were painted a grey color to match the existing color. The fresh layer of paint helps to smooth the surface and allows for easy cleaning.

In just two days Monk’s painters were able to improve this basement with paint.

Freshly Painted Basement Floors
Freshly Painted Basement Floors
Drylok and Painted Cinderblock Walls
Drylok and Painted Cinderblock Walls

More Basement Painting Projects

To see more examples of how paint can improve a basement, check out a few of our painting projects. Like this basement painting project in Summit, NJ or this basement painting project in Florham Park, NJ.

Another idea to brighten up a basement without major construction is to add faux basement windows

See more interior painting project by Monk’s at our interior painting gallery.  For more basement projects, take a look at our basement gallery.

If you’d like a free estimate for brightening up your basement, then please give Monk’s a call at 973-635-7900. Schedule your free estimate appointment today!

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