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Old 04-05-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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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?

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

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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.
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http://www.sherwin-williams.com/home...rete-products/

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
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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.



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and also a latex version
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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.

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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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