Paint basement floor... tricky situation.


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Old 08-12-14, 04:33 PM
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Paint basement floor... tricky situation.

I had black cutback on cement basement floor. I covered the cutback with Henry's 547 skimcoat with the intention of putting self adhesive tiles down. That did not work. As a cost effective solution I would like to paint over this skimcoat if possible.

Is that possible? What technique/material should I use? I purchased some basic porch/floor paint. WIll this be adaquete?
 
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Old 08-13-14, 02:25 AM
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Don't know that I've ever painted over anything similar but going by the spec sheet for henry's 547 I would think a latex floor paint might be ok, it would likely take 2 coats. Painting basement floors is always risky as any moisture that comes up thru the slab can cause the paint to lift.

Why didn't the tile job work? Self adhesive tiles aren't all that great but I would think gluing down vinyl tiles would be a better option.
 
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Old 08-14-14, 04:07 AM
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I used 2 coats of Dutch Boy porch and floor paint. It looks pretty good, hopefully it hold.

How long should I wait until walking on fresh floor paint? Its been 24 hours. It likely ready to walk on but I am not sure if I should be moving heavy stuff on top of it.
 
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Old 08-14-14, 05:12 AM
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Is it latex or oil base? Oil base paints generally cure in 72 hrs, latex can take a week or more. Most likely it's fine for light traffic now, hard to say about moving furniture and such.
 
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Old 08-14-14, 11:26 AM
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Its Latex... I guess I gotta be patient... Ive had a fan blowing on it for 24 hours.
 
 

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