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Old 04-28-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Oil paint won't harden on basement floor

Hey folks,
We're about to paint our basement floor with an oil paint, thinking it will be a cheap way to finish our basement remodel. The problem: a sample of the paint we put down won't harden. It's dry to the touch, but a light scratch with a fingernail scrapes it right off.
Is this normal?
And what's the best way to paint a concrete basement floor?
Thanks for any advice,


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Old 04-28-2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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They have epoxy systems for floors
I'd never use paint, it will eventually just peel off


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Old 04-28-2010, 07:55 PM   #3
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It could be that you didn't wait for the "cure time" of the paint for the "scratch test" (3 or 4 weeks)

It could be that it's still too cold for oil (as it is in my part of the country right now), or that your specific area is too wet for oil (extremely common out my way)

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