Thursday, December 9, 2010

Front Hall Project #2

If KILZ is good, BIN is better, or so I was told by the paint men at two different stores. It is a shellac-base sealer and is said to seal in tough stains, pet, smoke and firs odors.  It is also good to seal cigarette smoke smell.

So hopefully it will seal the closet walls.  Craig doesn't agree, and says we will have to replace all the drywall and insulation in the closets and hall to do the job right.

I hate to be a "b...." about it, but he has had twenty years to replace the drywall and it hasn't happened!

A number of years ago we sealed the ground area of the crawl space beneath it, and I think that got rid of the cause. There is also some heavy duty dry rot on an outside wall of that area.  It was more than I could deal with when I was painting, and is one of the areas we still have to work on next spring.  I think getting wood replaced and painted will also reduce the "cause."

So for now the closets have been given two good coats of BIN.  I have to do the rest of the hall before we rehang the doors, and then we will see if after some time of being closed the odor returns.

At the moment they are empty, and I don't want to put anything back into them.   I especially do not want to put the boxes of papers back.  I think they held onto the musty smell.  Nor do I want to hang any clothing in them.  (I got rid of the old coats that were in there months ago.)

So they will be empty for awhile. (Maybe forever!)

Tomorrow I will be working on fixing dings and nail holes in the hall walls.

Exercise Goal:
 miles on the treadmill, 

2.5 miles Thursday
Total walked = 270 miles  Aiming for 500 miles by February 15, 2011

Someday I will be hiking 1000 miles in National Parks!


  1. You go girl!!! Prove him W.R.O.N.G.!!!!!

  2. KILZ or BIN works miracles in my estimation. I use it for a base coat to paint out paneling before using paint. Never a problem. Mold, oil stains, everything gets covered up.

  3. I think the BIN will do the job. 20 years...maybe you shoulda traded him in long ago. I'm beginning to worry if he will be interested in maintaining an RV - if it takes 20 years you could be parked in one spot a long, long time.

    Maybe you should try to take an RV maintenance course...just sayin'

  4. You should also clean the carpets in there and put in an air freshener for when the doors are closed. Those dessicators we used to use in our closets in OB were also good. Keep ahead of it and the next buyers can replace the dry wall!!!

  5. I suppose I would agree with daughterD ~ and I also wondered about the wood of the doors...if they would have absorbed any of the offending odour..

    good luck Miss Camel!!!


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