11:25AM | 07/26/07
Member Since: 06/22/07
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I inherited my Grandmother's house and I would like to paint the basement walls. The paint on the walls now has peeled quite a bit from a water problem that was recently corrected.

Basically the paint has peeled from the bottom of the wall up to about 3 feet. I've scraped most of the peeled paint off but from there up the paint isn't that bad. However it needs to be a different color.

The walls are concrete block covered with a concrete parging. I want to paint the walls with Drylock. Do I need to completely strip the paint? or can i get away with scraping off the loose stuff, cleaning the walls with a scrub brush and cleaning solution and painting over the old paint?

Words of advice would be greatly appreciated.


01:02PM | 07/29/07
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The only way a waterproofing paint will work is for it to be applied to a bare substrate, not over a previously painted surface. You could apply it to the bare section at the bottom and then paint over it and the existing paint with the color of your choice.
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