I have a bathroom project in my basement. I made the mistake of not using pressure-treated lumber for the bottom plate. Everything is roughed in, and I have access to the framing since I haven't put up cement board yet.
We do get some leaks in this area when it rains hard. We have recently regraded the ground outside, so hopefully it won't leak anymore, but I have to assume that it will.
I would like to cover the plates with some kind of paint to at least give them some kind of protection from mold. I know that it's impossible to paint the bottom of the baseboards.
What kind of paint should I use to cover these boards? And is there a way to seal the edges to prevent water from seeping in underneath them?