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Old 09-24-2007, 08:38 AM   #1
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Concrete paint or stain

Hi All,

I have a small concrete floor area in my basement that i was thnking about staining or painting as part of my basement finishing project. Does anyone have any experience with staining or painting conrete floors? I would prefere to stain it and go for that faux stone look. I have also considered just painting it a complimentary color to the walls. Is staining a releatively easy do it yourself project? Any advice would be very helpfull!!!!


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Old 10-02-2007, 01:11 PM   #2
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I don't have a ton of advice, but if you're staining your concrete will need it to be clean/ready for it, if it's old you may need to do an acid wash/etch, clean up all the acid, then stain it.

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there's some good (basic) info there, and cool pics of some good acid staining.

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Old 10-02-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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Yeah, go for the stain. It's a really nice touch that doesn't require rocket science. And it lasts.
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