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Is it acceptable to paint down the basement floor to reduce dust in the basement?

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Posted by: from King
6/27/2020 at 1:48:05 PM

Is it acceptable to paint down the basement floor and / or seal it to keep the dust down. In the long term I would like to finish the basement with a wood floor are there any implications if I paint/seal the concrete basement floor now?

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Date/Time6/27/2020 at 9:28:14 PM

Well, depending how you installing your flooring..

If you are doing glue down, there are some glue that won't work with painted surface.

Also depending if the floor have any water issue, which also could cause the paint to fail and at that time any glued down floor may also fail.

However if your floor will be a floating floor or you putting a subfloor in then doing your floor on top, then it really don't matter much.

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Date/Time6/27/2020 at 10:13:16 PM

Yes but you would want to use a proper floor paint and make sure the area is properly cleaned

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Steve from OMC Contracting in Kitchener
Date/Time6/27/2020 at 11:00:25 PM

Hi Mike!

Paint on the Basement floor will not hold it's going to peel of very fast.Concrete is like a sponge just loves water ,more water the stronger it is and that is the reason for the cracks on the Basement floor. Biggest mistake Contractors make is to apply plastic on the floor then install floor on top of it,they trap the moisture under neath and bed odor and mold build up develops very fast.

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Date/Time6/28/2020 at 1:39:59 AM

Yes 100% acceptable and recommended!

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