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Old 02-13-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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Painting a basemnent floor


I recently purchased a house that had carpet over vinyl tile in the basement. I have ripped up the carpent and now im starting the vinyl tile, I was thinking for the cheapest solution would be to paint the concrete floor. How would I go about painting the floor? What type of paint should I use? Any sealers or epoxys?

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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Not a great idea, the reason being that floor would have to be completly clean with 0 old glue or mastic for the paint to have something to grab onto.
Basements floors are hard on paint, the rising moisture tends to push the paint off of the floors or the bond is so weak it rubs off real easy.
Once you paint it your limited on what type flooring can go down, any glued down flooring will not bond to the paint.

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What would you recomend? I am on a small budget. The area of the floor I want to do is about 750sq ft
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What would you recomend? I am on a small budget. The area of the floor I want to do is about 750sq ft .
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A quality sheet linolium would have gone down right over that old tile if it was firmly attached.
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no the tile was not secured down good. I can peel it off with my fingers real easy. if I pull up all the tile would i have to sand down the floor to put linolium or can it go over the old glue?
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #7
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How old is the house? You may want to make sure that those tiles do not contain asbestos before you start ripping them up. If the house was built pre 1980's I would be suspicious.

Not trying to worry you but I ran into that a couple years ago.

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