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Old 10-21-2019, 03:22 PM   #1
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How to prep interior foundation wall for paint


Hi All,

First time posting here. I recently removed some old drywall in the basement of our 1921 home. Behind the drywall was our foundation which a previous owner had covered in wallpaper. Yeah, weird.

After removing the wallpaper, I noticed that some of the concrete was loose and chipping. Iím assuming this was a skim coat or plaster of some kind? Overall the wall is in good shape structurally but I wanted to coat the areas where the skim coat had fallen off with something so itís smooth and paintable.

Iíve read about everything from parging to plaster to just covering it all with Drylok. There doesnít appear to be any water seepage despite living in rainy Oregon so thankfully thatís not an issue.

Iím looking for recommendations on what to do. Iíd like to do it myself but donít know which method or material would be best.

(Also there is a weird cut out hole in the foundation for some reason?)

Thanks!

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Old 10-21-2019, 05:24 PM   #2
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Paint [including drylok] won't make the wall smooth - you need to replaced what peeled off with stucco or plaster.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:57 AM   #3
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look into https://www.keim-usa.com/ ,,, we've had good success using their products,,, as in everything else, proper prep is of utmost importance to happy ending
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