Painting concrete


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Old 10-01-00, 02:34 PM
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Should you mix paint with xylene in order to paint concrete?
 
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Old 10-01-00, 05:25 PM
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Xylene(xylol) is a solvent that is used to make paints "hot", meaning that paints made with this will cure faster, it is also used to clean 2 part urathane caulks (among other uses). Before you mix this with any paint, read the paint label, some solvents are not compatible with some paints, I would not do it. If you are preping the concrete properly, using a paint made for the job (From a quality paint store), and priming with the correct primer (unless the paint is self priming) you shouldn't have any problems.
 
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Old 10-01-00, 09:50 PM
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Flip:

I use xylene to remove the silicone mold release agent from rubber stair treads prior to installing them, but I have never heard of using xylene in paint until now.

If this is a smooth concrete floor you're painting, then I would go with an oil based floor paint on top of a sticky primer like Zinsser's BIN primer or their Bullseye 123 primer.

I've never painted concrete blocks.
 
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Old 10-02-00, 05:24 AM
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Nestor, "I've never painted concrete blocks"

If you ever do paint bare concrete blocks, be sure to prime with "block filler" before painting.

Just thought I would add that, this does not pertain to Flips post.

 
 

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