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paint is comming off my basement floor when i clean

paint is comming off my basement floor when i clean

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Old 02-10-14, 07:32 PM
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Exclamation paint is comming off my basement floor when i clean

I dont get what is happening? and this orange stuff is under it


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Photo is too blurry to tell us what you're dealing with. But in a nutshell, painting concrete is never a good idea. Too many potential problems to deal with. The paint experts should be along shortly to offer some corrective suggestions.
 
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I couldn't tell much from the pic either

If the paint is peeling down to the concrete it is likely a moisture problem. If the top layer of paint is peeling off of another layer of paint it is an adhesion issue.
 
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ok thanks under the grey stuff its all orange, is there orange concrete?

I dont even really know if the grey stuff is even paint I wonder if it is something else?
 
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I'm thinking maybe the slab was originally painted orange with an oil base floor enamel and then recoated with a grey latex floor enamel. That would result in a poor bond between the 2 paints. Scrubbing a portion of the floor with denatured alcohol would dissolve latex paint but won't do anything to an oil base enamel.
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/pa...latex-oil.html

Concrete can be tinted most any color but I don't think I've ever ran across any tinted concrete in a basement.
 
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this is in my basement so yeah you are right the orange stuff wont come off just the grey stuff

I have birds down there that fly around they go to the bathroom on the floor and i clean it up with a mop

I wonder if there is anything I can put on the floor where my birds are so i dont have to mob it? They are the worst their droppings stick to the floor.
 
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The acid [?] in the bird poop is disintegrating the paint I assume the only 2 remedies would be either to clean it up as soon as it hits the floor or lay down some type of mat to act as a barrier and catch the poop. Would erecting something like a dog run work for containing the mess?
 
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i dont think a dog run would work because they only go to the bathroom in certain areas


What about carboard on the floor? or some kind of paper? it will look ugly but not like anyone goes down there loll
 
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I was thinking newspaper but wonder if the ink would bleed thru and stain the floor. Cardboard should work great. You'd probably need to change it out fairly frequently to keep the odor down.
 
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