A bit of Drylock Basement Floor paint will make a functional and attractive appearance of concrete floor and also will make your basement floor waterproof. It is nontoxic when dry and creates a smoother surface so that the floor is easier to clean. You can choose from various grades of Drylock Basement Floor paint for concrete floor of your basement.
Painting Your Basement Floor with Drylock Basement Floor
When your basement, garage, porches or patio use concrete floor, it is always recommended to get it painted using Drylock Basement Floor to make the floor resistant to chemicals that may damage it. Painting concrete floor can also make the floor durable; besides it offers an aesthetic touch to the space.
Basement floors typically get a lot of mistreatment such as dropping heavy tools or storage therefore it needs an extra strength painting. Normal painting is not thick enough to provide the required sturdiness. The best paint to use is Drylock Basement Floor which will dry extremely hard and will endure abrasion and scratching.
How To Perform Drylock Basement Floor Painting
Drylock Basement Floor paint is particularly formulated to protect and decorate concrete floors in homes and businesses and can be used for both indoors and outdoors. To perform concrete floor painting, follow these tips:
- Prepare the basement floor before you paint it. Check the room temperature and make sure it is between 50 to 90 Fahrenheit degrees by heated up the air and the floor surface so that the paint will adhere to it. After that, clean the floor completely by sweep it to remove dirt and debris and then scrub it with a rigid brush and detergent to get rid of the remaining dirt and debris. If possible and necessary, use a degreasing agent to remove grease and oil stains. After that, rinse the floor with clean water and allow it to dry thoroughly.
- Repair any cracks you found in the concrete floor after it is clean and dry. For small cracks in small areas, use mortar-repair compound or concrete patch. Check the result by sprinkle water on the floor. If the water easily absorbs into the concrete, then you can perform the next step. If it doesn’t, you will need to scratch the concrete surface with a certain acid solution to open the pores so Drylock Floor paint will hold. This acid solution is usually available at paint shops.
- When all the preparation is done, you can start painting with Drylock Basement Floor paint. It is an excellent quality basement floor paint that is easy to apply and holds up really well. Additionally, it is water soluble and has low odor. Paint along the floor edges using paint brush and then roll the rest of the floor. Make sure it dry well before you apply the second coat. When you done painting, normally the floor will need some times to completely cure; may be about 1 to 2 weeks before you can use the floor normally.
For concrete paint that do better than ordinary floor paint under traffic, acids and alkalis weather and washings, use Drylock Basement Floor paint.