Updated: Jun 24
The project has been started, we're power washing the basement. Ok, so we're not concerned with actually getting all the old paint off, specifically if it's a wall that hasn't taken in water before then it likely won't be taking in water anytime soon. That said, I have 2 primary focus locations in the entire basement.
I'm not saying that I'm not even going to try in the other areas, no I'm saying if the paint won't come off then obviously it's not a potential problem area. I'm still going to hit it and try to get the paint off, I'm still going to paint over it with DryLok.
Last year when I ordered the GreenWorks power washer, I caught a lot of flack for spending money on an electric one. You'd be surprised how some people just don't understand that if you're working in a space that you can't really ventilate, then you do not want exhaust fumes. This thing only set me back about 160$ and has been well worth the investment. With as many videos as I have using this thing, one could argue that I've already gotten my moneys worth out of it. I bought it for one purpose, this exact project, everything else was icing on the cake in my eyes. Best part is, it isn't showing signs of giving up. I could pay someone 200$+ to power wash the exterior of my house, or I could spend 160$ and do it myself for several years.