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Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Jack in VA, Nov 3, 2004.
Any tricks on painting concrete so it sticks and lasts? Such as pretreating with something.
Wash With A Bleach Solution Let Dry.then Use Muriatic Acid To Etch Concrete .
Let Dry And Paint.do Not Breathe Fumes From Acid.
two part epoxy paint on a clean dry floor.....nothing else for paint
I had been doing some research and keep this site
http://www.ornamentalconcrete.net/smith/ lots of information. Susan
Rubber cement added to your oil based paint works well. IMHO, once you start painting concrete you'll never be done. If your planning on using the area above the concrete floor for food prep you might want to look into how your gonna sterilize it and keep the paint on the floor.
This is for a front porch that is surrounded by a flower bed. Really don't wanna rinse bleach and acid into it.
Walmart has a concrete etcher in the paint dept. Comes in a plastic gallon jug. Haven't used it yet, but when painting the concrete floor of our uninsulated entryway (closed in) we're going to try it. You might want to look into it anyway..........