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osajohnson

03:16PM | 11/18/06
Member Since: 11/17/06
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Bvbasement
Hi All,

I am poised to begin work to spiff-up my basement by painting the walls. I know I should use a waterproofer paint but is there an appreciable difference between using latex vs oil-base?

Thanks,

Osa

KingVolcano

05:19PM | 11/18/06
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
I prefer to use oil based paints over latex. Prolonged exposure to moisture can soften some latex paints. Use proper ventilation when using oil based paints and thinners.

osajohnson

08:31PM | 11/18/06
Member Since: 11/17/06
3 lifetime posts
Thanks KV

osajohnson

08:34PM | 11/18/06
Member Since: 11/17/06
3 lifetime posts
I am wondering if I should use the latex that I have already or should I go for the oil-based version instead? Is there an appreciable quality difference in the two with Drylock?

Thanks.

KingVolcano

10:25AM | 11/19/06
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
I do not use Drylock, so I can only offer the folowing advice.

I would consult with Drylock to determine what product would best adhere to their product. You may also ask them if their product could be tinted and if so, with what type of tint base. You may have to find a Sherwin William Commercail facility if the tint is not common. Most products can be tinted up to a certin percentage. Make sure the wall is clean and dry. Good luck.

KingVolcano

10:29AM | 11/19/06
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
I goofed on your question....

Call Drylock and ask them which product has better penetration. Depending on the molecular structure, one is bound to be better due to size.
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