09:59PM | 06/20/03
Member Since: 06/20/03
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Hello. Thanks for reading this question. I have a basement bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. The shower is surrounded on three sides by concrete blocks walls and is painted with, I think, Sunny Dri Cement Paint. The floor of the shower is not painted. It was at one time painted with, I have been told, porcelain paint by my father - who died many years ago. I have asked some local home improvement centers where I can purchase porcelain paint. All I get is that they can sell me touch up paint. Is Porcelain Paint a good choice for a basement bathroom shower floor? If not, what else could I use? I have been told that I would need to etch the concrete floor with Muratic Acid before applying this so called Porcelain Paint. By the way, we have mildew in that shower, which we will be cleaning off and repainting with Sunny Dri whenever we get some non rainy days here in Western Pennsylvania. I await your thoughts on this matter.


05:15AM | 06/21/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
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If you want a tough long lasting paint get the same paint garages use in the auto industry.
You can get this at most paint stores,this can be applied right over the porcelain paint,this stuff is made to right over most anything and last a long time.


12:16PM | 06/21/03
Member Since: 06/20/03
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Thank you 'Reticin', I will make a trip to a nearby paint store in the early part of next week and see if I can obtain the garage floor paint that you mentioned. It sure sounds like it is what I am looking for. If anyone else has suggestions I am still open to more thoughts on this matter.
Thanks You


01:30PM | 06/22/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
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Your best bet would be epoxy paint but it canbe wicked stuff to work with and you'd need the concrete extremely clean and dry first.

Almost as good and much easier to work with is polyurethene floor paint which is moisture curing so a slight amount of ambient moisture in the crete won't hurt it - just so long as there is not puddled wet spots.


03:42PM | 06/22/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
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poly paint on any basement floors if you get cold weather will not flex much and will get cracks and seams in your paint.


07:22PM | 06/22/03
Member Since: 06/20/03
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Hello 'Piffin' and 'Retsin'. Thank you for your replies. I will take a look at both of those paints when I travel to the paint store in the early part of this week. At the moment we have just started to paint our garage with Sunny Dri waterproofing paint. What a hassel and mess. It looks like we will need a second coat. Uggh.
Thanks for your replies.



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