Wednesday, 10 December 2008
So, why is Lorna disguised a miner?
We decided that, as we're in insulating mode rather than final wall-putting-on mode, and as we have a whole load of sheets of wood that we need to use to clear the space that they are taking up (and which we're planning to turn into shelves in the corridor) that now would be a good time to strip the walls off in the corridor, and do to it what we've done to the bedroom.
So off came the walls
revealing a pretty good, solid frame underneath, which is cool as it means we can use that as the basis for our new wall and shelves. Again, the insulation in there was pretty rubbish, so when we fully celotex it it should make a big difference.
All the old paint, because the insulation had been rubbish and so there had probably been a lot of condensation issues, was in a pretty bad state, so we wire brushed as much loose stuff off as we could,
getting filthy in the process. The head torches were great for seeing into all the dark little corners between the ribs, hence the miner look.
Then it was time for a new coat of paint, mixed with thermilate insulation powder, which should hopefully help against any possible condensation problems
We hoovered up all the flakes of paint and rust, and called it a day.