Ok, with the economy being what it is, if you need more space the only place to look is down. Take that dark, damp and scary basement and turn it into the space you need. Yes, DRYLOK is a masonry waterproofer, but it also decorates as it waterproofs. DON’T, whatever you do, put ordinary house paint on those walls. You may not have a water or moisture problem right now, but you may in the future. Once you have a coating on the wall, if water starts being diverted to your basement you have no recourse. A waterproofing paint needs to enter the pores of the masonry, that’s how it stops water.
And, if you ever decide to insulate, stud the walls and hang drywall you will be happy that DRYLOK Masonry Waterproofer is already on the masonry. In the meantime, for a cost effective alternative decorative solution, you can use Latex-Base Masonry Waterproofer, DRYLOK Extreme Masonry Waterproofer and Designer DRYLOK Masonry Waterproofer to create a bright and unique space to answer your need for more space. Whether your plans are for a basement pantry, woodshop, laundry room or even a living room you have to start with a dry space. All of DRYLOK Waterproofers are tested to hold back water, the only difference between these products are the look and feel you desire. Latex-Base DRYLOK and Extreme DRYLOK can be tinted to create a colorful decorative area that is moisture free. Designer DRYLOK is available in two fashion colors and can be used in the entire area or as an accent for decoration and water protection.
The key to turning your basement into a useable space is to start with a waterproofing paint. A waterproofing paint is thicker than house paint so it will take longer to apply, but its application is as simple. You can apply most waterproofing paints with a stiff bristle brush or a roller. You simple work the product into the surface of the masonry, filling the texture with the coating. The thing to remember is that this coating needs to perform a task, so it is important to follow the label instructions. The experts at UGL recommend applying the first coat with a nylon or polyester bristle brush for best results. The second coat can be applied with a brush or masonry roller. Follow directions for application carefully. If the area you covered is more than the recommendation on the label, you’re spreading the paint too thin. Two coats are usually sufficient to stop seepage. However, if seepage is still present after several days, an additional coat may be necessary.
Remember, you are only limited by your imagination, after you have followed the three steps of prep, patch and paint just add accent pieces for your own decorative touch.