When you have a basement you will either have a cement foundation or cinder block. And our lovely home has cinder block. To give us the piece of mind of our walls being waterproof, we wanted to repaint them with a waterproofer paint. Our walls have already been painted but the paint was old and it was starting to flake. So this is how we repainted our cinder block basement walls.
If you remember we have some moisture issues with this little closet and we had to remove the wood around the doorway, here. But before we can solve the problem we needed to waterproof the cinder block walls. And with every project there is always the prep work and like always this is the most important step. But before starting, I put on my mask and glasses.
Now first thing first was scrapping off all the old flaking paint with a puddy knife. Make sure you clean area after.
Next was using hydraulic cement to patch any holes or cracks where water could seep in because this would create a water problem. You can see how we applied the cement here.
Then we cleaned the area again.
Now we are ready for our Behr basement paint. (Out of all the paints I have used, this is our favorite.) I made sure I applied two coats and I used almost the whole can for this little room, that was painting walls, ceiling, and floor.
And here is our little closet all painted and ready for insulation.
If you have a cold basement and would like to insulate it, you will need to waterproof your walls first. Does anyone else need to do this or have you?