To Top

How Do I Paint an Exterior Foundation?

I want to paint the concrete around the bottom of my house (exterior). Do I need to clean it and do I need to primer it?

By Nancy from PA

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in February! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

April 10, 20110 found this helpful

The concrete foundation should be clean and use latex paint. Does'nt need to be primed but I don't think the paint will hodl up to the outside elements very well. I would plant shrubbery arount the foundation.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 10, 20110 found this helpful

Oh ya, foxrun is wright it will peel off and then you have more up keep on your home. But if you really have to paint, I used spray paint on my basement floor, holding up pretty good. Just don't put it on very thick, put on thin layers.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 11, 20110 found this helpful

I don't honestly know. I am sure you need to clean it well, you do on anything you paint. Primer, I doubt it. But you need concrete paint at any rate, so contact your local paint store and ask them.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 11, 20110 found this helpful

I've painted the concrete bottom of two homes with great success and those were both in Michigan with super cold, snowy, icy winters and super hot and humid summers which can be killer weather on paint projects. I had great success!

First power wash well, wait for it to dry out completely, wait for a week where your forecast is going to be warm and dry and then paint during that week with a good quality outdoor concrete paint. No paint, including painting assorted siding materials, will hold up forever but if you do it right you'll have a few years before needing retouching or repainting. Oh, and I did not prime other than power washing.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 12, 20110 found this helpful

Mine is painted and I never primed it before hand. I used latex paint and it has been on there for 6 years with no signs of peeling or anything. I used latex paint.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 28, 20140 found this helpful

I am also wanting to do my indoor floors. My hopes is to remove all the carpet, padding, scrub with a buffer, then pressure wash it, then run a duster to make sure I got it clean as clean can be, once dries apply a coat of blended mix of liquid marble like latex paint to give it the marble look. After that dries I want to add concrete sealer to finish it off. My concern is toxicity to the lungs over time as this will be on our indoor floors over the next several years. We are seniors with pets so I need to have it where I can keep clean easily. Do anyone have any ideas or concerns about my method?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In These Guides
Cans of different colored paint.
Painting a Concrete Foundation
Improving the Exterior of Your Home
Improving the Exterior of Your Home
Home and Garden Home Improvement PaintingApril 10, 2011
Man Cleaning Car
Removing Paint from a Car or Truck Exterior
Red Exterior Door
Paint Color Ideas for Exterior Door
Woman Applying Foundation Makeup
Finding Good Inexpensive Foundation Makeup
bottle of super glue
Removing Super Glue from a Car's Exterior
Fourth of July Ideas!
Father's Day Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/05/29 01:19:52 in 2 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!