Masonry--Paint

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  1. tallpines

    tallpines Well-Known Member

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    It's probably a dumb question but I want to be sure.
    If a paint can be used on masory-------does that mean I can use it on cement?

    Does the term "masonry" include all stone, brick and cement?
     
  2. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Well-Known Member

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    cement is a type of masonry (technically...should work, but you might want to talk to the paint saleman first about whether you need a primer of some sort)


     

  3. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    All masonary surfaces require a sealer, be it block, brick, or stone. If none is used there will be a need for 3 coats minimun to look like it was painted, the surfaces draws out the moisture very severly due to dryness. A thin coat of water and mortar spounged on will help fill the empty spaces, mostly on blocks.
     
  4. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    tallpines, are you planning on walking on this painted concrete?
     
  5. tallpines

    tallpines Well-Known Member

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    nope---its for the basement walls.
     
  6. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I painted our basement walls with a white powder mixed with water. It was called "Thoroughseal"
    It seals the surface of the wall that will keep water from coming through them. It will even plug holes as big as a lead pencil. It don't have an offensive odor.
    The paint store had a big cone made from window screen. They had painted it with thoroughseal and later filled it with water. It never leaked any water.