Painted Waste Pipes

Waste pipes like this are normally part of the original building. This for example is in a basement and is being used as the utility room.

Looking at this picture the plumbing looks like it is built to code but all plumbing that is visible should be inspected to make sure it meets local building requirements.

Painting the pipes is not a bad idea and could eliminate corrosion from the outside of the pipe.

Newer basements will have the plumbing a little closer to an exterior wall. This gives the homeowner more room in case they would like to remodel the basement and turn it into living area.