If your home renovation requires new walls, you may want to consider using metal studs. They have many advantages in a basement area, where moisture and insects can be a problem. Metal studs are easy to assemble, and you can pre-cut several at once with a carborundum blade on a power saw. Then, they quickly fasten together with self tapping-screws. Metal studs are lightweight, fireproof, and recyclable.
When painting with a roller, don’t fill the tray more than one-third full. Also, load the entire roller with paint by rolling slowly down the tray and back, several times.