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creolemomma

04:31PM | 05/26/08
Member Since: 05/25/08
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Bvbasement
I would like to paint or stain our poured concrete basement walls. They are in a "brick" molded pattern and I would like them to look like real brick to give the basement a "loft" look. Any suggestions on what to use to give the poured concrete some texture? Should I use some kind of stain rather than paint?

Carol16

07:30AM | 11/13/08
Member Since: 11/12/08
1 lifetime posts
I did a search and found your question on this forum--- I have the same question and wondered if you had ever completed your project and could give me any tips.... Our basement walls are poured to look like brick but I would like them to be a red, like old brick.. .any ideas? Thanks!

Billhart

08:09AM | 11/13/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
I would post this the painting folder.

http://www.bobvila.com/BBS/Paint_Paper_and_Plaster-1-C8.html

But this is how I would trackle something like this.

Get an water based concrete stain.

Get a dark red, black, white, and gray.

Get a small 3 or 4" roller. Randomly use it to stain a brick or 1/2 a brick with the black. Then repeat different bricks with a black red.

And again with white and maybe a white/red mix.

Then using a full size roller go over it with the dark red. the idea is that it will tint everything red, but that the other colors will show through.

I have no idea of how well that will work. And there is probably no place that you can experiment with unless you that you will later be covering up a wall. So so a few samples down at the bottom where it is less noticeable.

Just work on getting the face painted.

Then using a brush go over all the "joints" with gray.

kevinc4506

03:57PM | 01/04/09
Member Since: 01/03/09
1 lifetime posts
I'm getting ready to finish my basement. One wall we're going to leave it brick pattern. Where can I find pictures, so I can decide how to paint?

Peter H.

11:44AM | 08/08/12
Member Since: 04/26/12
13 lifetime posts
I would also to see what kind of products are out there from different companies that also make products for epoxy floors. A lot of them sell DIY products with different styles and designs. I think they are available at hardware stores, if not a search online would help too.
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