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Old 07-22-2009, 05:46 PM   #1
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I just finished an exterior job on a nice house for a customer and noticed their foundation looks like poop. I want to sell them on painting it but never having painted a foundation thought i would reach out to the club first.

I called my rep, I can get a hold of Elvis easier then that guy, called a few other painters, but they didnt help either.. Searched the website too..

anyone paint the foundations? how would you prep it, what product would you use?

also, the rebar is showing through in areas, would that eventually bleed out of the paint coating?

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Wire brush/wheel the rusty rebar, and spot prime with a rust-inhibitor primer. Then prime the whole thing with a masonry primer. Then top coat with high-quality acrylic exterior paint.
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Wire brush/wheel the rusty rebar, and spot prime with a rust-inhibitor primer. Then prime the whole thing with a masonry primer. Then top coat with high-quality acrylic exterior paint.
What he said!
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What he said!
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Thanks for the vote of confidence.
You summed it up in a nut shell, couldn't have said it any better. So glad you did because I didn't want 2
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Wire brush/wheel the rusty rebar, and spot prime with a rust-inhibitor primer. Then prime the whole thing with a masonry primer. Then top coat with high-quality acrylic exterior paint.
Plus, will need to powerwash and scrape all loose sh!t. Then continue with what PWG said.
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Thanks for the vote of confidence.
How about a thank button tap? what do you say???
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See how easy this is?
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Yeah what they said. It is an eye sore now that the rest is painted, suprised it was not brought up in the original contract as it has been painted prior.
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is something on there now (coating?)
I did the foundation on a condo building I do work for....my SW rep told me to do 2 coats Duration after a good cleaning....I did....looked great and still holding up fine....building is very close to the ocean
I'd still prime the rebar
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DITTO!!!!
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Is that house falling over???
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I would NOT prime it with a masonry primer.
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Is that house falling over???
no but I think the photographer was

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I would NOT prime it with a masonry primer.
What then ? and why not?

BTW, SP, that IS not good looking now. Poop looks better than that !



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Masonry primer's strong point is its tenacious grip to masonry (and a little bit of PH balance/neutralizer)
There is no masonry there to paint, per se. There is only paint there (that needs to be repainted)
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Masonry primer's strong point is its tenacious grip to masonry (and a little bit of PH balance/neutralizer)
There is no masonry there to paint, per se. There is only paint there (that needs to be repainted)
You're right. However, if there's bare surfaces after pressure washing/scraping it then spot priming them would be a good idea.
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You're right. However, if there's bare surfaces after pressure washing/scraping it then spot priming them would be a good idea.
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Masonry primer's strong point is its tenacious grip to masonry (and a little bit of PH balance/neutralizer)
There is no masonry there to paint, per se. There is only paint there (that needs to be repainted)
That's what I thought, but did not want to second guess your reasons.



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what they said, Hydrosealer is a GREAT masonry primer and dries FAST!
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I have a lot of THANKS to give out!

...thanks everyone..

but to dispel some ideals.. that foundation has never been painted ( minus the black tar-ish stuff by the ground).. the pictures are deceiving.. its actually just poured concrete..

In this case should I go with a masonry primer, rust inhibitor on the rusties, and then some duration?
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