Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-09-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Wink

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!
Attached Thumbnails
How do you paint a concrete block foundation?-photo.jpg  

hanleyster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
Painting Company, NY
 
housepaintingny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 979
Rewards Points: 0
Blog Entries: 14
Default

How do you paint a concrete block foundation?


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.

housepaintingny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 07:14 PM   #3
Member
 
Gymschu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern Ohio (heart of Appalachia)
Posts: 2,826
Rewards Points: 4
Default

How do you paint a concrete block foundation?


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.
Gymschu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 03:13 PM   #4
Member
 
Ironlight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 701
Rewards Points: 0
Default

How do you paint a concrete block foundation?


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.
Ironlight is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bathroom Remo: Is this Plaster over Concrete Block? Mounting Backerboard over top? itcanadian Remodeling 10 03-21-2011 12:06 PM
New Concrete Block for foundation under ground. LuigiT Building & Construction 6 10-29-2010 09:09 PM
Concrete Repair Help / Contractor Problems thp Building & Construction 12 09-24-2009 01:01 PM
concrete paint removal before tile installation SR996 Flooring 1 03-21-2009 07:31 PM
Concrete Block Foundation Questions project_guy Building & Construction 1 05-09-2008 09:16 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.