Shipping Container Home Painting

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Shipping Container Home Painting

The door hardwood door jambs were installed and then tapped off prior to painting. The undercoat was super quick to apply with an airless sprayer. The 2 main brands of airless sprayer to choose from are greyco and wanger, however they cost thousands of dollars, so we hired one from the paint shop instead of buying one. We managed to undercoat the top and bottom storey in one day, which included the ceilings and walls. The following day we applied 2 coats of white to the ceiling. Finally it will take around 1.5 weeks to finish the walls because we will roll on the top coats. The textured top coat looks nicer on the walls.

We found the airless sprayer uses twice as much paint than rolling. However the sprayer is so fast we would definitely use one again for a large area. We made a little bit of a mess when switching the sprayer to prime mode by not holding onto the inlet. More photos of the final coat to follow. We chose the colour Bond White.

Shipping Container Home Bathroom Waterproofing

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Shipping Container Home Bathroom Waterproofing

The bathrooms have been covered in tile underlay and waterproof membrane. One of the showers was a custom size so we used a cement and sand screed for the base.  The screed has a gradual fall so the water runs towards the drain. We used the waterproof membrane under the screed and on top of the screed, just in case the base cracks in years to come. It’s very important to wipe down the entire wall before using the membrane and or primer; otherwise it won’t stick very well. Any cracks or gaps above 3mm need to be sealed with polyurethane caulk prior to using the membrane. We allowed our base to set for 7 days before applying the final membrane, the curing time is important for the base to set properly.

 

Shipping Container Home Stair Treads

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Shipping Container Home Stair Treads

The stair treads have been bolted in place and are now ready for concrete. Once all the landscaping steps have been put in place we will pour the concrete all at once. The steel is all lasercut and folded corten, then the bits are welded together. We cut the odpod logo into one of the treads and used a stainless steel backing plate to highlight the text. The stairs are attached with a nutsert and stainless steel button head bolt. The nutsert is a specialty fastener  similar to a large pop rivet with an internal thread, also known as threaded inserts.