Painting Basement


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Old 03-18-04, 08:00 AM
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Painting Basement

Hello all,

Could someone please advise me on the best way to paint my basement. It's pseudo finished--there are interior walls made of drywall, but the other walls are cement block. Everything has primer and paint on it already, I just don't like the color. Also, the cement brick walls are very rough (almost like there was sand in the paint) and seem to have brush marks on them.

I was wondering if I can use the same paint on both the interrior and cement block walls. Also, can I use a roller on the rough cement block walls?

Thanks.
 
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Old 03-18-04, 03:27 PM
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You could try a half inch roller cover on the block otherwise I would brush. If the cement block is unpainted use UGL Drylok Latex as the first coat. If they are painted now I would apply a masonry primer on the block then paint with 2 coats of a semi-gloss paint. I use SW Everclean in basements as it holds up well against moisture and mildew.
 
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Old 03-18-04, 03:38 PM
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I would agree with the above except I prefer a 3/4" nap on block walls.
 
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Old 03-18-04, 04:26 PM
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Yes 3/4 nap like PWG said. My bad
 
 

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