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Old 06-09-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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How do you paint a concrete block foundation?

I just removed faux stone and it looks nasty. I want to paint it black to match the house. thanks!
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H&c solid concrete stain. Or you could apply a masonry primer such as loxon from SW and two coats of a quality acrylic latex paint, but the concrete stain eliminates the step of priming. The stain can be found at SW.


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Well said HPNY. Also, make sure to gently clean or wire brush any loose or peeling paint that's on there now. I say gently because block foundations can literally crumble away from a strong pressure wash or aggressive scraping.
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You might consider stuccoing it instead. You can color it and that will give you a better looking surface than the concrete block, and you have enough of it exposed that I think that's a better aesthetic option with much lower maintenance.
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