Painting concrete. Concrete paint sits on the surface of the concrete – it creats a layer because it can’t bond to the concrete. Eventually, the paint will start to peel and flake. If you have water, moisture, or vapor issues, the paint will peel and flake a lot sooner. Every customer with a painted concrete floor or wall asks us how to remove the paint so they apply our sealer. We can tell you first hand, removing concrete paint is not fun.
If you are thinking of painting your concrete, you want to first protect your concrete – and your concrete paint – by applying a penetrant sealer first. The Foundation Armor concrete sealer penetrates deep into the concrete to seal the concrete from the inside out. Once dry, the sealer stops water, moisture, vapors, and radon – leaving your concrete stronger, and more protected. The concrete sealers needs only to be applied once in a lifetime.
Once the concrete has been sealed with the penetrant sealer, you can paint over the concrete to achieve the desired look you want. The concrete sealer will help to increase the adhesion of the paint by up to 20% – helping the concrete paint to last longer.