How to prepare to Paint Walls and Floor
We have cleaned out the basement (20 years of stuff) and now are preparing to paint the walls and floors.
Would love the experienced people here to look at my pics and tell me what they think of this plan.
First, using Dry-Lok to improve the appearance of the walls and prevent further seepage. My DH has already rerouting some downspouts so that should help. Water has only ever come in through a few spots in the walls, never the floor or wall/floor joint. Most of the seepage stains occurred before I moved in (10 years ago) so I don't think they are still a problem.
**Do this minor cracks have to be filled before using Dry-Lok?? If so with what?
**Do we have to anything special to the wall/floor joint? It appears a little "crumbly"
I'd like to also paint the floor. There are some minor cracks (see pictures). **Any tips for prepping the floor for painting?
Thanks in advance. It's a rather ugly basement and the rest of our house is very clean and updated.