To prevent moisture condensation in your basement, paint basement walls with a vapor barrier paint. This is especially effective near basement wall ceilings where moist air can cool, contract, and condense
Choosing Your Vapor Barrier Paint
Only certain paints can qualify as those effective in sealing your wall against moisture condensation. In comparing paint for use as a vapor barrier, check the paint for its ASTM D1653 Perm rating.
Primer as a Vapor Barrier Paint
As an option to painting with a vapor barrier paint, you can also apply a coat of vapor barrier primer. The top coat can then be a standard paint. These primers usually are available in white.