breaking the ancient seal of my basement floor
October 22, 2006 8:26 AM Subscribe
We want to paint the floor in our basement office. Having removed the dark red 1970s shag, there is cement underneath, but it is sealed.
1. Is it worth it to remove the concrete sealant to use a stain?
2. Can we paint over the concrete sealant using an epoxy paint?
3. Would it just be cheaper/easier to slap down some linoleum squares?
Thank you, Metafilterians, for your words of home improvement wisdom.
posted by craniac to home & garden (12 answers total)
Bonus question: how do I hide the ugly seams in paneling that show up after you paint it?