Painting vct in basement


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Old 06-26-14, 02:58 PM
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Painting vct in basement

I'm new to DIY. I have an older basement floor which is a dingy white vct. I need a cheap quick (ish) fix and thought painting would be a good idea. Only problem is, I've no idea how. Any suggestions on paint and sealants or whatever I need to do to get the job done would be greatly appreciated!!!!
 
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Old 06-26-14, 05:27 PM
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I don't think paint will stick to VCT.
 
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Old 06-27-14, 03:19 AM
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I agree, paint is a bad idea! Paint will probably stick long term in places but it will wear [maybe pop] off the traffic areas in short order. I don't know if cleaning/waxing will help but ultimately it's best to save your money for replacement.

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Old 06-27-14, 10:28 AM
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If it's dingy, that is dirt. Paint won't stick to dirt.
 
 

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