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Good paint for concrete basement walls

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I have a 60 year old home with poured concrete basement walls, still bare.
I used to have minor water issues but I did major regrading and gutter extending 2 years ago and haven't had any issues since.

I'm trying to make my basement a little nicer looking and I'm searching for an effective and reasonably priced paint for bare concrete. Preferably something that can be sprayed.

I was considering drylok extreme, not because I need waterproofing, but because it is priced reasonably well ($140/5gal) and is designed to go on concrete. Also I know the waterproofing claims are dubious at best, but I figure If I ever did get a little water again in extreme circumstances, It may survive better than regular paint.

Thoughts? Thanks
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You don't really need anything special for bare concrete walls. Any quality Satin latex will work just fine, 2 coats. Drylock is really a waste of time. Yes, it will halt MINOR migrations of water, but that's not saying much.
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