Painting Concrete

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Jack in VA, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. Jack in VA

    Jack in VA Well-Known Member

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    Any tricks on painting concrete so it sticks and lasts? Such as pretreating with something.
     
  2. HUBERT

    HUBERT Well-Known Member

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    Wash With A Bleach Solution Let Dry.then Use Muriatic Acid To Etch Concrete .
    [better Bond]

    Let Dry And Paint.do Not Breathe Fumes From Acid.
     

  3. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    two part epoxy paint on a clean dry floor.....nothing else for paint
     
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    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.


    Kevin
     
  6. Jack in VA

    Jack in VA Well-Known Member

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    This is for a front porch that is surrounded by a flower bed. Really don't wanna rinse bleach and acid into it.
     
  7. papafarmer

    papafarmer New Member

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    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..........