You probably don’t use your basement as much as you would your garage, but that doesn’t mean to say it should be forgotten about, (out of sight, shouldn’t be out of mind!). This is where Basement Floor Paint comes in. It’s a heavy duty, two pack, epoxy resin coating which is not only hard wearing but leaves a mid-gloss finish which is easy to keep clean.

  • Tough, water based epoxy resin formulation
  • Apply to new or previously painted concrete
  • Easy to apply – just use a roller or brush
  • 2 coats gives a strong protective finish
  • 2nd coat can be applied after 12 hours (approximately)

The basics

You’ll need

  • 9" Roller and tray
  • 2" Paint Brush
  • 5" Paint Brush

These products are available on our website and can be shipped with your order for Epoxy Basement Floor Paint so you can get the job done quickly.

Colour Range

Light Grey, Mid Grey, Blue

While great care is taken with the colour samples shown on the product pages, no guarantee can be given that they represent exactly the colours offered.

Availability

Basement Floor Paint is available in 2.5 litre and 5 litre units.


Instructions for use

Where

Basements and cellars (in fact anywhere you want as long as it’s indoors!).

Prepare It

Before painting you will need to ensure the surface to be painted is dry, clean and doesn’t have any loose or flaky particles on it. So that the paint sticks you’ll also need to sand any existing painted surfaces. If your concrete is new, you’ll need to leave it for at least four weeks and then treat the surface with PaintPeople™ Concrete Etchant to provide a ‘key’. You should also use the etchant on existing, smooth, bare concrete as it will remove general dirt as well as roughening up the surface so that the Basement Floor Paint sticks well to the floor. If your surface is oily then Oil & Grease Remover will take care of that. Bare concrete should be sufficiently porous to allow Basement Floor Paint to penetrate.

Apply It

The unit consists of two tins, the largest contains the curing agent and the smallest contains the resin. Stir the contents of each tin and then mix the resin with the curing agent in the larger tin. Stir again thoroughly - (make sure you get an even colour and consistency). Use immediately as you only have 1-2 hours to apply it, so no coffee breaks please! Basement Floor Paint can be applied with a brush or a roller, working it thoroughly into the surface, but there is no need to put too much on. It should be applied in warm and dry conditions and in well ventilated areas. Low temperatures will greatly increase the drying time. Do not apply when the floor temperature is below 10°C.

Dry It

The first coat should be left for 12-18 hours before applying the second (based on warm drying conditions of around 15°C with good ventilation). If more than 5 days elapse, the first coat should be lightly abraded before the second coat is applied. Depending on conditions, your basement floor can be walked on after 16-36 hours.

Cover It

If you are using a roller and applying two coats you can expect coverage of 30m² per 5 litres or 15m² per 2.5 litres, per coat, with less for a brush application. Use a brush for cutting in, you’ll find this easier to get a nice neat edge.

Clean It

Accidental spillages can be removed using warm, soapy water, but it’s not always practical to clean tools, so we recommend disposal.


What else do I need to know?

Don't use:

If the intended surface has rising damp.

If you are unsure of the origin of the existing surface coating – we recommend you paint a small test area first and let it fully cure (this also applies if you’ve spilt something on the floor in the past causing contamination, even if you’ve thoroughly cleaned it).

If the floor is very smooth and non-porous such as power floated concrete, without the recommended preparation.

Do use:

Concrete Etchant: If your concrete is smooth or new, (at least 4 weeks old), where chemical hardeners have been used, or where there is laitance (dusty cement particles). Coverage: 20m² per 5 litres maximum.

Oil & Grease Remover: This is solvent free and virtually odourless and is great at removing grease before painting. It can be used in concentrated form for heavy grease or oil, or you can dilute it 50:50 with water to remove lighter deposits or as a general maintenance tool.

Store It

Store at temperatures above 10°C. The shelf life of Basement Floor Paint, if unopened, is one year. Do not allow to freeze.

Disposal and Safety information

Under certain conditions the surface can become slippery.