Concrete Basement Walls


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Old 11-20-16, 06:06 PM
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Concrete Basement Walls

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My basement had old carpet and wood panels. I decided to remove it all to redo the whole room (about 300 sq). Behind the wall frame is peeling concrete. It looks like its just a thin layer of paint. There is another wall in the basement which is peeling but some chunks of concrete came out also. Not much but more than paint deep. Before I reframe i want to know the best way to seal up and repaint the concrete. The question is what needs to be done prior to painting if anything. And do I need to repaint at all. And if so, with what?

This is my first project so I'm sure more questions to come.

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Old 11-20-16, 07:18 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

If you are going to cover it up, why bother painting/sealing it?
 
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Old 11-21-16, 02:37 AM
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Does the basement stay dry? pics are always nice - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 11-21-16, 05:15 AM
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I could just scrape the peeling paint and not repaint. I guess that's my question.

It does stay dry. It looks like there was some prior water damage based on the rotted studs and wall color but it seems to be ok now.

If I can just scrape the peeling paint and not worry about sealing the wall I would do that. But u don't know if a moisture barrier of some kind is necessary.
I'll attach pics shortly.
 
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Old 11-21-16, 07:28 AM
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I'm having some trouble with the photo sharing. I'll try again a bit later.
 
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If you have moisture coming through that wall, you want it to dry to the inside anyway. If you actually have water coming through, painting the wall is not the way to stop it.

I agree, don't worry about painting this wall since you're framing in front of it.
 
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It seems that the general consensus is that if I am reasonably assured that no moisture is penetrating the wall I can just scrape the peeling paint and frame in front of it.

Are there any other concerns that I should have? This seems too easy.
 
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I wouldn't even bother scraping the paint. Might be lead.
 
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Lead based paints were banned from residential applications in the 70's. Lead was never in latex paints. Scraping lead isn't as bad as sanding it but you'd want to contain and dispose of all the debris.
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/pa...latex-oil.html
 
 

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