Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

tramahound

07:52AM | 07/03/02
Member Since: 07/02/02
1 lifetime posts
ok, me and the wife just bought a 40-50year old home with a small basement. the floor is concrete with some sort of old paint covering it which is seemingly worn through. we would like to repaint the floor so that it not only looks nice, but also protects the floor from condensation/moisture. we bought a cement floor paint from the home depot, but in the directions it doesn't go into detail on how to go about applying the paint. do i HAVE to remove the old worn out paint? can i simply use a normal roller to apply this water based paint? can anybody offer me any advice/tips on this endeavor?
thanks for any and all help you can send my way!

Iceman

10:46AM | 07/18/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Hound,
First vacuum the floor with a GOOD shop vac to remove all dust. If there are any areas that are worn through, use a sealer on them. Mop the floor and vacuum again. Then paint.
Yes you can use a roller. The finer the nap on the roller, the better the job will look.
Len


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