Painting Your Concrete Basement

The affordable (and sensible) way to transform your Pittsburgh basement.

Painting your concrete floor is a practical way to add style to your basement living space. While many Pittsburgh homeowners opt for basement carpeting, even the newest of homes are susceptible to basement water damage.

Think about it.

Your basement is the lowest point of your home. Everything from your second floor’s master and main bathes, first floor powder rooms, dishwashers and sinks, and basement laundry and powder rooms are all draining out through your basement’s drainage system. Even external water coming in through your home’s foundation puts you at risk for water damage. And lastly, if any of your drains are tied in with your sewage system, you’re at an even higher risk of the worst threat of them all – sewage back-up!

Carpet and padding installation can be costly, especially when considering the style of carpet, type of padding, size of your basement and the cost of installation. Trying to salvage water-logged carpet is one thing, but salvaging a carpet soaked in raw sewage is nearly impossible. In fact, many home professionals would suggest doing away with sewage-riddled carpeting, as sewage poses a health risk to your family and has a lingering, foul odor even the most expensive air freshener or carpet cleaner can’t hide.

Painting and finishing your concrete floor, sans carpeting, has come a long way from the typical greyish concrete paints of the past. There are endless option of colors like bright reds and midnight blues, fancy finishes from ultra-matte to a glass-like appearance and multi-toned swirling patterns like you’d find on a quarried granite slab. The professional Pittsburgh painters at MasterBrush Painting don’t want you to waste your hard-earned money on carpeting that may end up on your street for garbage pick-up.
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Step 1 – Inspecting for Moisture.
 First and foremost, checking for moisture or wets spots is our main priority. Before we begin any basement project, our professional painters will inspect for any moisture issues. We will suggest ways to rid the basement of any dampness, possibly with something as simple as a dehumidifier. If there are more extensive issues,
we’ll suggest other options to tackle any moisture problems you may have.


Step 2. Evaluating Smoothness. 
The smoother the surface, the easier it is to paint. However, the painters at MasterBrush Painting knows the reality of a totally smooth concrete isn’t likely – unless your home is built brand-spanking new. But don’t fret if your basement floor is rough! Our professionals will work on sanding out any imperfections to ensure the smoothest painting surface as possible.


Step 3. Clean. Clean. Clean.
 We don’t want to paint over any dirt, dust particles or debris left over from normal foot traffic or sanding. A clean surface will ensure the paint will adhere properly, giving you a nice, smooth texture.


Step 4. Applying Primer & Stain Blocker.
 A special epoxy primer, made up of resin and a hardener, will be applied to resist abrasion and nicks. Adding a layer of stain blocker is optional, but adds to the primer’s effectiveness, helps the top-coat of paint adhere faster and gives the overall finish the best result.


Step 5. Applying Latex Paint. 
This is the fun part! Once you’ve chosen your color, MasterBrush’s professional painters will add the finishes touches to your new basement floor!

The painters at MasterBrush Painting have over 35 years’ experience painting homes and business all over the Pittsburgh area. Before you carpet your basement, call the Pittsburgh paint professionals at 724-260-0486 for a FREE QUOTE on painting your basement floor today!

 

Contact Professional Pittsburgh Painters!

The painters at MasterBrush Painting have over 35 years’ experience painting homes and business all over the Pittsburgh area. Before you carpet your basement, call the Pittsburgh paint professionals at 724-260-0486 or 412-481-2155 for a FREE QUOTE on painting your basement floor today!