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n0c7 04-05-2012 07:44 PM

Repainting concrete
I have a brand new house and the builder painted the basement concrete floor with what appears to be a bland grey latex paint.

I want to repaint a section of the floor to a gloss black color. Can I simply clean the floor and repaint over it with another latex based concrete paint or will it require extensive prep work even though I'm using latex again?

joecaption 04-05-2012 09:51 PM

You do know black will show every speck of dirt right? Even foot prints will show up.

n0c7 04-05-2012 09:55 PM

As well as dog hair from our Samoyed. I explained that to the wifey but she wants what she wants :/ It's going to be a home salon so it will get swept frequently.

joecaption 04-05-2012 10:28 PM

May as well ask her what other color she would like and also buy that one so you can save money on gas making a second trip when black does not work out. lol

chrisn 04-06-2012 02:56 AM

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Ben Moore concrete paint

Recommended For: Residential or commercial applications where a premium quality finish is desired; for interior and exterior use on unpainted concrete (new or old) and previously finished wood or concrete floors; particularly recommended for basements, porches, patios, breezeways, garages, showrooms, and light industrial applications.

comes in black from factory

chrisn 04-06-2012 02:58 AM

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and also a latex version

user1007 04-07-2012 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 892824)
and also a latex version

I would use this if latex is on there now. It comes in many factory colors. Painting a tile pattern or something might make the dirt and footprints Joe mentions not quite so obvious as on a solid gloss black floor. It will take you some patience, extra time and some painter's tape.

Definitely look for urethane or epoxy reinforcement in the floor paint you buy.

n0c7 04-07-2012 06:32 PM

Another reason for using a black color is to hide color spills. I'll check out the suggestions. Any suggestions on the prep?

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