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 07-21-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 14
Share |
Default

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!

Ranger2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Va Beach, VA
Posts: 237
Default

Poured Concrete foundation basement walls--paint?


Would you like to proofread you post before posting it?

TRUEPRO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 14
Default

Poured Concrete foundation basement walls--paint?


Thanks, TRUEPRO
Ranger2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,119
Default

Poured Concrete foundation basement walls--paint?


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--
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 09:39 AM   #5
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,119
Default

Poured Concrete foundation basement walls--paint?


Moved this to 'painting' for you---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 10:04 AM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 14
Default

Poured Concrete foundation basement walls--paint?


Thanks, oh'mike.

The word is concrete to all others.
Ranger2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 10:10 AM   #7
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,119
Default

Poured Concrete foundation basement walls--paint?


Fixed the title for you---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 04:39 PM   #8
paper hanger and painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hagerstown MD
Posts: 6,634
Default

Poured Concrete foundation basement walls--paint?


Usually a Block Filler is used first and then you can put on any paint you want.
chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #9
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,635
Default

Poured Concrete foundation basement walls--paint?


Quote:
Originally Posted by TRUEPRO View Post
Would you like to proofread you post before posting it?
And you? Those that live in glass houses should not throw rocks.
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to user1007 For This Useful Post:
kwikfishron (07-25-2012), ltd (07-25-2012)
Old 07-25-2012, 05:31 PM   #10
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,635
Default

Poured Concrete foundation basement walls--paint?


Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisn View Post
Usually a Block Filler is used first and then you can put on any paint you want.
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.
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 14
Default

Poured Concrete foundation basement walls--paint?


Thanks, sdsester. for your most useful post.

Ranger2001 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
Finishing Basement Walls, Inside Perimeter Drains, and Moisture, Oh My BSponz1 Building & Construction 1 02-08-2011 01:20 PM
Basement Walls - Which Paint?Drylok? HandyFrank Building & Construction 3 10-17-2010 12:07 PM
painting basement concrete walls ctkeebler Building & Construction 6 11-17-2009 03:23 PM
Insulation for Concrete Basement Walls soundman79 Building & Construction 8 07-15-2009 01:54 PM
Floor Joists Lifting Off Foundation Walls?! cbeingessner Building & Construction 2 06-12-2008 08:39 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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