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How to paint basement floor??

Posted by jiju (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 5, 06 at 14:36

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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RE: How to paint basement floor??

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.


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RE: How to paint basement floor??

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?


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RE: How to paint basement floor??

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.


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RE: How to paint basement floor??

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


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RE: How to paint basement floor??

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.


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