Painting Concrete Flooring

May 8th 2000
Painting Concrete Flooring

Dear Shell,

I would like to paint my unpainted concrete basement floor so that it is attractive but I don't want to just use the grey concrete paint that I see available. Do you have a suggestion as to what type of paint I can use so that I won't have to repaint every couple of years?

Thanks, Chris

Dear Chris,

The most important detail here is preparation.
1. First acid etch the concrete with muriatic acid 5 parts water to 1 part acid (follow safety instructions). Rinse well and allow to dry.
2. Apply a concrete sealer i.e. Behr Concrete Sealer Coat
3. Apply 2 coats Behr 1 Part Epoxy Garage Floor Paint (very hard wearing)

It's just that easy.

Shell Busey