Basement Floor Paint

Almost ready to buy basement floor paint after you've already done that tedious basement mold removal job and eliminated what makes musty basements even mustier? If so, then read on to find out which paints do the best job and where to find them.

Rustoleum makes a product called "Epoxyshield Basement Floor Covering", which can be found at Home Depot, Lowe's, and other home improvement centers. It can also be purchased online at a number of Internet resellers, but unless you can find it on sale or with free shipping, the weight may make shipping costs prohibitive and impractical. Suitable for both walls and floors in the basement, Epoxyshield comes ready to apply in kit form. This water-based paint requires no primer and one coat does the job.

Drylok Concrete Floor Paint, from United Gilsonite Laboratories, also makes a good basement floor paint product. Not only used for basement floors, Drylok works well on outdoor patios, garage floors, and on any type of masonry flooring. It comes in nine different, very nice decorator colors plus a dark tint base. Extraordinarily durable, Drylok withstands weather, acids, and alkalis as well as heavy foot traffic, wetness, and repeated washings. It cleans up easily with soap and water, and is non-flammable. Homeowners can purchase Drylok Concrete Floor Paint at Ace Hardware or order it online.

Epoxy-Seal Concrete and Garage Floor Paint, by Seal Krete, is yet one more basement floor paint product that comes highly recommended. A blend of acrylic and epoxy resins, Epoxy-Seal is a one-step process. It comes only in armor and slate gray, but color options are available with white and deep tint bases. You can find Epoxy-Seal Concrete and Garage Floor Paint at Lowe's and online at a number of Web-based home improvement sites.

Painting basement floors is no picnic, but once you're finished, just think how much nicer that area of your home will be. And knowing there are specialty paints available to make your job easier and the result last longer should help inspire you to get going, as well. So what are you waiting for? There is no time like the present to get started on painting that basement floor.

See Also:

Basement Floor Covering Tips
Basement Refinishing