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Ranger2001 07-21-2012 02:49 PM

Poured Concrete foundation basement walls--paint?
 
I have house, with pour concert foundation basement walls.

Plus 15 years in years.

I would like to paint the concert walls white but in not sure what brand or
type of paint would work best.

The house is in Vermont, and there has be no water problems since the
house was built. I just want brighten up the basement.

Also, do people often paint the bare wood of there open ceiling floor joists basement ceiling?

Thank!

TRUEPRO 07-22-2012 10:04 AM

Would you like to proofread you post before posting it?

Ranger2001 07-25-2012 10:11 AM

Thanks, TRUEPRO:thumbsup:

oh'mike 07-25-2012 10:37 AM

Call a local paint store and ask what paint would be best for your 15 year old basement walls---

There are some good concrete paints,but you will not find them at a big store like The Home Depot.

As to painting the bottom of your floor joists---it's done all the time---rent a paint pump for that job--Your local paint store rents them---Messy job--so cover the floors well---paint the joists first--then the walls--so you don't mess up the walls--

oh'mike 07-25-2012 10:39 AM

Moved this to 'painting' for you---

Ranger2001 07-25-2012 11:04 AM

Thanks, oh'mike.

The word is concrete to all others. :whistling2:

oh'mike 07-25-2012 11:10 AM

Fixed the title for you---

chrisn 07-25-2012 05:39 PM

Usually a Block Filler is used first and then you can put on any paint you want.

user1007 07-25-2012 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TRUEPRO (Post 971560)
Would you like to proofread you post before posting it?

And you? Those that live in glass houses should not throw rocks. :thumbsup:

user1007 07-25-2012 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 974090)
Usually a Block Filler is used first and then you can put on any paint you want.

:thumbsup: And they are stinky and usually alcohol based so make sure you have plenty of ventilation and wear an aspirator with the appropriate cartridge. They are also thick so you will need a four inch brush and fat roller cover. Your wrists will get a work out.

You should etch off any effluence on the surface of the concrete and clean and prep thoroughly before you start. Ask the paint store for a rec to match your situation.

Ditto on spraying the open wood framing in the ceiling. You will need to seal and prime it like any paint job. Then apply two coats. I would use a flat or low sheen paint.

I know some who have had luck cheating and using something like Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Acrylic Solid Stain. It is an exterior product but requires no priming. You can get it mixed to any color.

Ranger2001 07-25-2012 08:57 PM

Thanks, sdsester. for your most useful post.


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