Basement floor paint

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Old 09-05-16, 11:50 AM
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Basement floor paint

Floor will likely see low to medium foot traffic throughout the year. The surface is pretty smooth and even, don't think I need to acid etch or do any major prep. other than vacuum and wash.

There's so many products to choose from. What do you recommend for a 1-part epoxy for painting a 900 sq. ft concrete basement floor?

1. SEAL-KRETE® Epoxy-Seal Concrete & Garage Floor Paint
2. Rust-oleum EPOXYSHIELD® Concrete Floor Paint.
3. BEHR PREMIUM® 1-Part Epoxy Concrete & Garage Floor Paint
 
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Old 09-05-16, 11:54 AM
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I prefer concrete stain instead of paint, while it will wear away quicker it is less likely to peel and less prep for recoating. Have you done a moisture test on the slab? Moisture migrating thru concrete is the number one reason for concrete paint to fail. The test can be as simple as taping a few sq ft of plastic on the concrete and coming back a couple of days later to check for moisture under the plastic.
 
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Old 09-05-16, 01:17 PM
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Yes I have done a moisture step. No moisture found after a few days. I don't really want to do stain, because I want that grey slick epoxy look. Stain would still show the open pores.

Really need to figure out which one from these:

1. SEAL-KRETE® Epoxy-Seal Concrete & Garage Floor Paint
2. Rust-oleum EPOXYSHIELD® Concrete Floor Paint.
3. BEHR PREMIUM® 1-Part Epoxy Concrete & Garage Floor Paint
 
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Old 09-07-16, 07:41 AM
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Which is the best 1-part epoxy paint product between Seal-Krete and Behr's? I see alot of poor reviews for Behr's, but that seems to be based on using it for garage floors. How about basement floors?

1. SEAL-KRETE® Epoxy-Seal Concrete & Garage Floor Paint
2. BEHR PREMIUM® 1-Part Epoxy Concrete & Garage Floor Paint
 
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Old 09-07-16, 08:07 AM
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I haven't painted a basement slab in decades. I'm not familiar with either of those coatings although a 2 part epoxy is always better than 1 part.
 
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