About 4 months ago i started a project to build myself a little darkroom in my basement and now i need advice on a few things. Its small... I only had 6.5 x 11.5 area that i could use and to top it off.. I only had 6'1" total height. After only being able to spend 1 hour at a time because of work it took me 4 months to get this far. I built 2 platforms.. One to hold a LPL 6x7 enlarger and another to hold my Beseler 4x5. Due to the ceiling height i had to build recessed areas in the ceiling so the chassis and heads could rise high enough for me to print. I hope i didn't build myself into an unusable area!
I'm going to use a 6' leedal stainless sink for which i installed a shower control valve and a spigot for my print washer. I installed 4 can lights 2 for reagular lights and 2 for safe light bulbs. I positioned the 2 safelight cans so each one will light up an enlarger and the sink. Was the safelight cans a bad idea or should i have used wall mount safelights?
Paint... Does color matter? Does finish matter? Will a gloss paint have any affect while printing?
Flooring.... Its an 82 year old concrete floor with a lot of hills and valleys! I wanted to install asphalt tile but the floor is way to bad even if i try to level it. Would sheet vinyl be my best option or should i just clean and paint it?
Film drying.... I have an apx 2" area between the sink and wall and was wondering if i can build something to hang and dry film from. Any ideas?
Shelves... I want to install a 6' shelf above the sink to dry developing tanks ect.... so it would have to be a wired type of shelf and it must be rust proof. Any ideas of where i can get such a shelf?
On the right side of the sink i have apx 2" area on the wall that i want to hang developing reels from to dry. Are there stainless hooks i can use?
Here are some photos of my little darkroom. I know its very small but I'm a hobbyist.
Thank you !!!