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Old 10-06-2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. Slowly renovating my home, and thanks to the internet it is going well. I have hit a snag though, as google and youtube can only take me so far.

As you can see from the photo - the floor is a little rough here. I want to clean up my basement floor - have it smooth and likely paint it. Can anyone tell me what the best thing to do here would be to get this smooth? There are so many concrete mixes available and I want one that would have the best adhesion, and would blend well to the existing. When it comes to the rest of the floor, it appears etching would be best (little bits of remaining paint on the surface)

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:15 AM   #2
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What caused the surface to fail like that?

Is the concrete soft?

I suggest that you chisel that open until you hit sound material--then prime with a liquid latex bond enhancer---then patch with a Vinyl concrete patching mix----if the edges need to be feather in really thin--use Ardex 'Feather Finish'

That product is a dark grey when dry---so painting (not staining) will be the best choice in that area.

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That area in question is what the furnace was sitting on top of - so I figure it is the "outline" of the original furnace.
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You need to break out that area,all the way down to the base and see what caused that depression,that's not normal for concrete to fail that way.
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I don't think it really failed... it is solid as a rock.
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If it's good and solid--no pealing and flaking--then follow the directions that I laid out and you will be fine---
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I don't think it really failed... it is solid as a rock.



Then why do you suppose it's broken away from the rest of the floor if it hasen't failed???

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