How can you refresh the look of your block basement walls without any serious reconstructions and in a very budget-friendly way? We suggest two common ideas that will save your money and change the image of your block basement walls.
- Removing stucco
Stucco is a common material used on interior and exterior walls that helps to regulate the interior temperature of your home and basement. Interior stucco is created using a faux material like joint compound or a thick plaster, therefore, once dried, it is as hard, long lasting and durable as other cement-based materials. So, the process of removing stucco even in your basement is rather labour intensive and time consuming. Be careful not to damage the drywall underneath the stucco coating. In some difficult places you can use muriatic acid or trisodium phosphate (TSP) that will work as a cleaning agent removing the stucco without any harm to the block basement walls.
Removing stucco can be a messy and time-consuming job for one person, but professional removal by House Renovations provides peace of mind at least in two ways. First, you will appreciate the fact that the task is off your shoulders – you do not have to worry about incurring an unexpected and costly hole in your wall. In addition, experienced, caring and well-organised specialists will remove stucco and upgrade your walls very efficiently. Most stucco removingcan be done without serious reconstruction of your walls.
This simple renovation of your block basement walls will not only help to protect your basement against water, mold, mildew and bacteria but also adds to the new look of your basement, especially if you use it as a workshop or rec area. Proper painting of block basement walls requires the removal of any water and mildew as well as patching the walls to prevent to growth of mold and any sources of moisture. Therefore, you should dry out your basement, remove any loose paint and prepare for painting necessary block basement walls. Use masonry paint which is specifically designed for good adhesion, durability and breathability of block basement walls. Apply paint in a few coats of paint.
Painting of your block basement walls cannot be time-consuming and tedious work for you if you count on qualified specialists of House Renovations who will do painting of your block basement walls more efficiently and less stressfully.