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Approximately, 7 years ago, I had a 8' X 15' section of a 15' X 25' concrete basement floor jack hammered up to put in a drain and sump pump pit. So, the new concrete 8' X 15' section was poured about 7 years ago. After letting the new concrete section cure (about 6 months), I painted the entire basement floor with an oil based floor paint. In about 12 months, the paint on the new section of the basement floor ---started to peel off in spots. I scraped off the spots of peeling paint, and let the floor alone for approximately 6 months. After the 6 months, I REpainted the whole basement floor again. Approximately 18 months after the repaint, the 8' X 15' "new" section of concrete floor started to peel again. For the past 5 years, I just let the floor alone. ---In that time, the "new" section of floor has bleach out the "tile red" color of the paint (the "old" section of the basement floor, held the paint fine.) ---Well, I would like to give painting the whole basement floor another try. QUESTIONS: (1) Am I doing something wrong preparation wise? (2) I need specific brand name suggestions for painting over concrete (remember, the problem section was poured 7 years ago, it should be cured by now??). --Thanks for any help. ---Jaes.