Painting Poured Walls

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Old 07-14-08, 11:33 AM
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Question Painting Poured Walls

Hello -
I've heard different answers to this question so I am not sure what to believe is right. Here it goes...

I have poured walls in my basement (My home is 10 years old). I would like to paint the walls another color just to make things a little nicer and hopefully cut down on the dust that comes off the walls. I've thought of using Drylok but I don't have a water problem and I am not sure it would soak in as well in poured walls as it does with block walls.

Any suggestions or preferences for painting the walls? Should I use Drylok, Concrete Stain or would another type of paint work better?

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Old 07-14-08, 05:41 PM
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Actually, Drylock is for dampness. It can't stop water. In any event, I wouldn't use it for the simple reason that a gallon doesn't go very far. It covers about 1/4 of the square footage that other paints do. Try a masonry paint from your local paint store.
 
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Smile Thank you!

Great! Thanks for your helpful information! I really appreciate it!
 
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I have poured concrete walls in my basement as well and I just used ordinary latex paint and and a large knap roller. It came out fine. They actually could used another coat as well. On the bigger divets, I used some spackle to fill in. Came out fine!
 
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Thank you!

Great! Thanks for the tip! Now I just need to find the right color!!! Thank you again for posting!
 
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