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    White Walls, shop update.

    When last we visited the shop clean up madness, I had cleaned out 16 contractor bags of stuff out of the shop. This opened up an area completely for a future assembly and/or spray area. It had plain concrete block walls. So I got a 5 gallon bucket of masonry white latex and 4 3/4" rollers and put two coats of paint. It LOOKED GREAT.

    This really changed the way I felt about the basement being my shop. So I decided before I did more wiring etc in the shop to paint some more. Here are the results.

    Before and after pictures.

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    the "tool" wall Before

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    the tool wall after

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    I think you can see the difference. In all I used 8 gallons of paint.

    This all came from some inspiration from visiting Marty's shop. The clean white and the amount of light just makes it somewhere you want to be.

    I truly do NOT know how Marty did what he did for a year!!!!! I have put in a lot of hours getting my shop ready for some productive work, but not where near year long journey that Marty took.

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    Looks great! At least you have a basement in which to set up the shop! I swap cars and move equipment (well every 6 months or so )

    Jay

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    Wow, that's a major difference. Much more likely to make you want to be in there building stuff.
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    Vaughn,

    Thats exactly how I feel.... I want a place I like !!!

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    That's the ticket. One of the best things I ever did was put white epoxy paint down on the GaShop floor. It's amazing how much it brightened the whole place up and improved the overall visibility (except for making it a bit harder to find shiny metal parts on the floor when you drop them - DAMHIKT). I've got white on the walls too but it's ancient and badly needs a re-coat. You're a lucky man. White walls, loads of clamps, and no vehicle parked in there!
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    Boy, that sure brightens up the place. It looks great Bartee.
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    bartee, wanna come visit? with your paint-n-rollers......looks good!
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    Tod,

    I have had enough for a while, but thanks for the invite.

    I hope others will think about this as the build their shop, not years laters. I have one wall I cannot get to but would have benefitted with white.

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    Yep, a great and important addition to your shop!
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    Fantastic difference as far as visibility goes. That will up the enjoyment of your shop time for sure.
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