65yr old basement walls

Old 09-19-01, 05:05 PM
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Just purchased this old house and would like to start in the basement.

At this point, I would just like to apply white paint to these old concrete walls and basic gray on the floor.

The walls are in good shape considering their age with no signs of water damage. There is (I would presume)an old coat of lead based paint that is flaking and a slight build-up of calcium.

What is my first plan of action?

Thanks in advance for any advice...
Old 09-21-01, 12:56 PM
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Basement walls

Perhaps a couple coats of masonry sealer, one that will go over oil based, will seal the walls and coat the lead based paint. There are a lot of new products available for masonry, so you might want to visit some home centers and paint stores before tackling your project.
Old 09-27-01, 06:43 AM
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Just a thought...

I too just bought a house about the same age and wanted to work on the basement. After having a few work crews around for some jobs it became a quick reality that the basement was the "work area" and became used for supplies, coming in and out of the house, etc. One piece of advice, if you intent of doing any work on the house, do the basement last...

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