Painting a foundation

Old 05-16-05, 08:05 PM
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Painting a foundation

Putting in a paver patio in my backyard, which abutts the foundation of my house. When they build the house, the builders slapped on that black paint...probably sealer.....on it and it goes halfway up the foundation. With my patio rightthere, I don't want to look at this blackness on the foundation. Is there a paint of some kind which will 1. be appropriate for foundations and 2. be able to "hide" this blackness? I can't say that I have ever heard of "foundation paint" but if there is I would like to know more about it (colors, application, etc.) Thanks for the help!
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Any exterior latex should work. The tar/sealant is oil base and if you apply oil over it it will soften up and discolor the finish. Any good latex house paint will cover it up [may take 2 coats] and last well. You can have it tinted to any color you like.

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