I just painted my basement floor with Lowe's American Tradition
basement paint. I used 2 coats. It is peeling already, 2 days later, in
certain spots where there was a lot of traffic. Why did this happen? I
followed the directions on the can. Has anyone else had this problem?
I'm currently doing a project (non-floor) with their AT paint... I will
never buy it again. Primed the wall, put the first coat up and was NOT
happy with it. Left it dry for two days, put a light cover back on and
the paint scraped right off the wall. I'm stuck with it for this one,
but waiting two days for it to dry was nuts in my humble opinion.
Do you know if your floor was treated with anything when it was done?
Finish sealer or that sort of thing?
I was just reading the instructions online. It says to clean with TSP.
Where do you get that? It also says you can do an acid etching if it is
unpainted or smooth worn concrete.
What would you all suggest? Should I scrape off all of the new paint?
Even in the areas where it is not peeling? and then clean with TSP then
I was thinking about just painting over the peeling spots then putting
area rugs down.
what do you think?
That Tri Sodium Phospate is the old school cleaner which is found where
you buy paint. It is the same stuff they use in laundry soap. it has
been banned however in some places and now there is a replacement
product which has no phosphate. The advantage of TSP and its
replacements is that there is no foaming or sudsing like there are with
other products. Rinsing thourougly is the key with TSP making sure not
of the residual is left.
If the paint is peeling then it has to be scraped but certainly you do
not scrape areas where the paint has adhered. then you can repaint the
damaged area. Then, if you decide it's not good enough you can make a
decision to paint the entire floor again. In that case you will be
able to lightly sand the paited areas to encourage the new coat to
adhere. Probably it will show up where you goofed but throw rugs
sound good to me.
Preparation is everything when it comes to painting. You surface must
be super clean before you even open up the paint. When doing your own
painting it is really worth it to go overboard on the prep especially
considering how much energy and money is involved. I use a shop vac in
the final stages of clean up to get up all the little crumbs in the
painted concrete never holds up well espically if the concrete has any
moisture in it, worse its a bear to strip paint.
cif the areas pretty dry and a finished space carpet is a excellent
choice. or use vinyl tile or sheet goods.
paint gets that worn look too fast
The key to painting concrete is surface prep. I painted a concrete
garage floor 10 years ago and it has never peeled. I first
acid-etched the floor, rinsed it 3 times and let it dry for several
days. Then I painted with a 2-part epoxy paint called Pittsburgh
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