painting concrete basement floors


Old 02-10-04, 07:03 AM
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painting concrete basement floors

I have been told by a painter to use oil based paint. The first coat diluted with thinner. I read somewhere that oil based paint can react to the chemicals in concrete. Also can I use a clear sealer/paint?
The concrete floor is approx 18 months old and the house has been live in for about 14 months.
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Old 02-10-04, 10:27 AM
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Here is some information on your topic.

Hope this helps.
Old 02-10-04, 05:49 PM
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Since the concrete is brand new, and never painted, I would use a concrete stain instead of paint. I've never heard of or had any bad reactions with concrete and paints/stains.

Depending on the floors finish, you might need to etch it with muriatic acid.
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