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Old 05-15-2014, 09:12 PM   #1
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I want to paint my basement floor. What can you all recommend? Tip?

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Old 05-16-2014, 12:13 AM   #2
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I just went through this and finished it a couple days ago.

Paint concrete floor to eliminate dusting (not epoxy)

I used S-W Porch & Floor Enamel over Loxon Conditioner. The general consensus here was that I didn't need the Loxon Conditioner but another said I should. I'm sure I could have gotten away without using it, and S-W Porch & Floor Enamel doesn't state it needs anything under it.

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You should first check for moisture in the floor making sure you have no moisture issues that could cause a floor coating to fail. Tape a piece of plastic about 1 foot ssquare down in a few areas of the floor. Tape all sides of the plastic down. Wait at least 24 hours and then check to see if any moisture is present on the inside of the plastic. If you have a moisture issue that will need to be resolved first.
If the pofile of the concrete floor is smooth the profile will need to be roughen up first, almost like 120 grit sandpaper. The easiest way to do this would be using an etching product like H&C etching solution which can be found at Sherwin Williams.
Prior to the etching I would clean the floor well, vacuum/sweep then use a degreasing detergent, then etch and rinse well. If you have a floor drain push the water into the drain and if not use a wet/dry shop vac for the water.
With most concrete floor coatings a primer is not recommended and can actually cause some coatings to fail.
We like using H&C solid masonry stain on basement floors that will only receive foot traffic. This can be found at Sherwin Williams too. SW Porch and floor paint will also work, our preference is the H&C solid stain.
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If you can share some colors combination, then we will be suggest you in a better way.
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