How to paint basement floor??

jijuFebruary 5, 2006

How do I go about painting a basement floor from start to finish?? I am pretty much clueless! It is a dry basement. Any info is appreciated. Thanks.

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schreibdave

I am doing it now. Sweep it up well. Buy some "Drylok" at HD. Comes in a variety of colors. Assuming your floor has not been painted before and is in good shape, just paint it on with a brush.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2006 at 10:36PM
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cheerful1_gw

I assume since the coverage is thick, you would need to buy a lot of drylok. Anyone know how much coverage you would get from each gallon?

    Bookmark   February 6, 2006 at 6:42AM
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dlosapio

I am planning on giving mine a washing before doing any sealing/painting on it. The construction process left a layer of dirt on the floor that I think needs to come up in order for the paint to properly bond to the concrete and not peel, chip, or bubble up in the future.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2006 at 11:00AM
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machiavelliangirl

We etched ours with some type of chemical cleaner- I think you would want to do that if it is concrete....

    Bookmark   February 6, 2006 at 6:04PM
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schreibdave

Someone asked: "I assume since the coverage is thick, you would need to buy a lot of drylok. Anyone know how much coverage you would get from each gallon?"

I just did a first coat on about 350 sqft and have about 1/3can left.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2006 at 10:35PM
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