How to Finish Basement Wall Panels How to Finish Basement Wall Panels

What You'll Need
Latex primer
Tack cloth
Dropcloths
Paint roller
300-grit sandpaper
220-grit sandpaper
Protective glasses
Facemask

Wall panels are a viable option to conceal bare concrete in your basement. Basement wall panels are an inexpensive solution for finishing basement walls. They may not look great at first, but there are lots of ways to make them look nicer. The following article will explain how to finish basement wall panels in order to paint them.

Step 1 - Prepare the Room

When you finish basement wall panels, you will be making a lot of mess. Make sure you put down a drop cloth to protect the floors. Wear a protective mask and glasses.

Step 2 - Sand the Panels

Basement wall panels are made out many materials. The factory finish prevents paint from properly. To paint the panels, you must first sand them. Start with 220-grit sandpaper and sand down the wall panels. Use 300-grit sandpaper to sand down plastic and fiberglass panels.

Step 3 - Primer

Mix the primer and apply it to the wall panels with a paint roller. Let the primer dry prior to painting your basement wall panels.

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