A New Tool in my ToolBelt

Last night I was at Rural King buying some¬†Great Stuff¬†expandable foam sealer. They had a sale that was 20% one item and I considered trying to talk them into giving me that off of one CASE of Great Stuff.¬†Then I remembered my wife’s words about the basement.

“You can’t overclean that basement. Do whatever you have to.”

So I bought a sand blaster. Yep. I now own a sandblasting machine. I figured it would come in handy in stripping the paint off the chimneys, the foundation, cleaning the mold out of the basement, and maybe even (hopefully not for us, but maybe for helping out someone else) graffiti removal.¬†I look at this stuff, and I think, “what in the world are we getting into?!”¬†¬†

  • Kurtis Hord

    I don’t know the age of your house, or the type of foundation walls, but if it’s old, chances are that will damage the masonry or the joints. Whitewashing or Lime washing is the appropriate method for cleaning old basements like you probably have.