Aside from the aesthetic value, there is still the protective side of painting your basement walls that brings more durability to your building. Aside from ramping up the way your basement looks, painting your basement can also protect your basement from the damage associated with moisture. So let us look at some Do-It-yourself means you can deploy to paint the walls of your basement.
So we are set to get you painting your walls. The first step would be the removal of the paint that is on the wall before you apply the fresh. It is not really the best applying paint on a surface of another paint; especially when the former is old paint. If you do so, there is the high possibility of cracks surfacing later on on the new paint coating, even more so, it can sadly be wracked with air bubbles. Having said this, it would do well if you can scrub off the former paint. You can readily scrub it off with something like a wire brush.
After scrubbing the preexisting paint, it is possible that there be cracks, so you should fill those cracks. Hydraulic cement can get the job done sumptuously. So now you can move along and clean off all those messing stains. How would you now clean these stains? You can sponge the stains with a mixture of bleached and water. Preferably the water should be a little bit heated before mixing with the bleach. After you have removed those boring stains, it would be needful to wipe off all the dust and all the oil before we start the application of the new paint proper.
You could wipe the wall and keep off all the dust with a damp cloth. You can also brush it up with a broom before you mop off with the damp cloth. Now before you start putting it on the paint, it would do well for the walls of the basement to be a little bit rough for the painting to be really effective. Etcher can get this nicely done so that the paint holds to the wall more romantically. If you want to take another stride toward getting the painting of your basement more perfectly done, you can at this point still use TSP to clean the walls further. TSP here is trisodium phosphate, make sure to use in the line with the directives of the manufacturer. We have seen bold attempts by house owners who are not professionals trying to clean the walls of their basement with muriatic acid. This is highly dangerous and unadvised. The wrong contact could precipitate burns even worse blindness. So after you are done cleaning the walls, you can give it a dole of time and patiently allow the walls to dry off adequately.
After that, you can quickly add your fresh coat now that everything is set. The process of painting proper is all simple and quick since all the background work have been done. Epoxy paint is preferred for concrete floors. They have a lovely aptitude to withstand abrasions and other demeanors in form of heavy impact. So you can paint up and allow everything to dry again. If done well, there you are basking in the beauty of your renewed basement walls and most importantly the confidence that your basement will be lasting more with safety now up.