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Old 10-06-2012, 10:52 AM  
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Default Recommendations on best way to paint basement floor?

Hello, all-

We will shortly be having our old-house basement repaired (house is 1912). We're having a sump pup, drainage tiles, and new windows put in. This basement has seen plenty of water leakage over the years, but of course we are anticipating/hoping that this will eradicate that problem.

Anyhow, following the repair, we plan to completely repaint the walls and floor, while we have everything emptied out. We're just kind of stuck on what would be the optimal product to use for such a project. We've looked into Drylok, that rubberized kind of stuff, plain old paint.. kind of stumped.

Any and all help is much appreciated.. thank you in advance for sharing your wisdom!


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The biggist trick is to make sure the concrete is dry before you paint. Leave a peice of poly on the floor for 24 hrs and if there is any moisture there the floor is not dry enough.
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