Affordable DIY Framing, Drywall, & Paint // How To Basement Remodel

Video Sponsored By Lowes. Easy and affordable DIY basement remodel where I tear out old & dated basement and add a steel stud frame, drywall, and paint after I already added an egress window. See Egress Window Installation Video Here:

Total Project Cost $1000-$1500

— Wagner Paint Sprayer
— Valspar PVA Primer
— Sherwin Williams Showcase Paint + Primer
— DeWalt RamSet
— DeWalt Drywall Gun (cordless)
— DeWalt Drywall Gun (corded)
— DeWalt Drill & Driver
— Skillsaw Metal Chop Saw
— Estwing Hammer
— Metal Stud
— Metal Bottom and Top Plate
— Sheet Metal Screws
— Steel Stud Drywall Screws
–1/2″ Mold Defense Drywall
— Drywall Mud
— Drywall Paper Tape
— Drywall Outside-Edge Corner
— Steel Stud Plastic Grommet






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Videography and Editing: Marlon J Torres
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DISCLAIMER: Woodworking and the use of power and hand tools can be extremely dangerous. You are responsible for understanding the safe use of your tools and techniques. Your safety is YOUR responsibility, I accept NO responsibility or liability for any injuries, accidents, death occurring to you or others if you attempt to do the things that I do or use advice that I give.

49 thoughts on “Affordable DIY Framing, Drywall, & Paint // How To Basement Remodel

  1. do you have a step by step guide for remodeling a basement? or do you offer virtual assistance or consultation for a project that i want to do?

  2. Was super impressed that you were competent in steel and wood…. Then you used the steel studs upside down and cut off the bottom of the stud. Also with steel studs you screw the soft side of the stud first so the the studs do not rock and make the joint at the seam uneven. Otherwise exceptional job.

  3. you got me thinking about all the tools i wanna use to finish the basement of a house i don't even have yet

  4. Why did you not mention before doing any kind of framing to do a moisture test on the floor to find out if the concrete needs to be sealed or not? I’ve been framing basements for over 20 years and this is a step that 75% of “Pro” basement finishers and DIY’s make. This should be the absolutely first thing that’s done when finishing a basement. The key to a great comfortable basement is making sure that it doesn’t feel or smell like a basement. Also, a good concrete sealer also will prevent Radon from seeping up and will also reduce your radon %. Seems like a good video but a DIY’r after watching this video will just start framing without even thinking off the floor. Also, metal studs do carry vibration so construction adhesive should of been used on the base plates to help with sound and adhesion. But what do I know! Not a great video! I’m always watching videos to hopefully pick up some new ways of doing things since I always like to learn an improve…. but I keep coming to videos like this one that skips the prepping part which is THE MOST IMPORTANT PART of finishing a basement.

  5. Great video. Nice work. BUT 2 you do need vapor barrier against block wall because any moisture seepage will condense on drywall (unless you live in the desert) and with metal studs you have R-0 insulation every 16". You'd see it clearly on a thermal imager.

  6. Since the walls aren't structural you can save on material by going 24' on center with the steal studs! And next time when using a sprayer do all the corners and edges first then fill in the middle it makes it look much better and it speeds up the process as well

  7. Why would you notch your bottom track and run it long if you weren't going to have your top track replicate it? I do a lot of commercial metal framing and drywall, and I'm very confused by the way you're using this material.

  8. We might be buying a commercial building and converting it to residential. It is cinderblock walls in part of the building. We might hang drywall. We have priced the metal studs. I am confused though, why they would be the better option over wood studs. They are more expensive than wood. And they are very flimsy. Why would you choose metal studs over wood. Thanks to anyone who might see this and give me advice.

  9. I don't mean to say this. But u should avoid using steel studs on outside walls in basement. They rust out cause of the moisture

  10. Where I live you can screw the top plate of the wall into the floor joists. You must have 1 inch gap. I would just drill a hole in the metal channel and use a long screw.

  11. I appreciate you not skipping over the repetitive installation parts, it helps complete the image of what you had been describing earlier in the video. As this is a DIY video this is nice information to include. Thanks!

  12. Should have used a deflection track at the head of the wall to prevent load transfer from joists above.

  13. Too much work, why do you need to furnish basement, its unhealthy to stay at the basement as oxygen is low there

  14. The approximate home value finishing your basement adds does not always equal the construction costs. So just be aware people, finishing your basement doesn't always return on investment, it's normally a convenience of life and enjoyment project while you're living in the space.

  15. I remember that house. It belonged to Mr. Kemper. He used to make us get naked and play wrestle with him in the quiet basement.

  16. Thx.. video did help..i was thinking of trying that sprayer..I wanted to see it in from someone that knows what they are doing..

  17. Electricians love this guy on their job! Lining up all the metal studs! Makes ease when pulling mc thru it 😎

  18. Missed putting vapour barrier under the bottom plate of the framing…. Also should have backrolled the paint if you are spraying, at the very least the final coat….you also should have used different sizes of knives for drywall mud, 4" to tape, 8" second coat, 10/12" for final.

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