Sealing Basement walls


Old 10-24-04, 04:45 PM
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Sealing Basement walls

My house is 2 years old and I purchased 1 year ago. Someone painted one of the basement walls white and it is showing some light staining coming through. My wife wants to use the sealant paint called DRYLOCK sealant on the walls. Problem is I only have two small windows in this basement area and with winter coming fast and the heat already turned on in the house, my wife thinks that is can be very harmful to breathe, and with two window ventilation, she thinks it shouldnt be done until spring time when the heat isnt on etc.
Questions are
1. Doing it now with the heat on, harmful odors?
2. Is two windows enough ventilation while painting and drying?
3. Any suggestions on how I can do this now without any harmful effects to my family?
4. Is this a spring only thing to do or can I still do it with the heat now on?
Thank you !
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Old 10-24-04, 07:00 PM
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Personally, I'd wait until spring.
Old 10-24-04, 07:26 PM
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Drylok is geared for use on unpainted walls. You would probably be better off using a masonry primer and then using a bathroom paint or a paint like SW Everclean semigloss which works great on basement walls.
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