Foundation CB paint (exterior and interior)- any suggestions?
I got onto the DryLok's web sit BEFORE purchasing a couple THOUSAND DOLLARS worth of their paint due to the CB foundation of of farm house never having being sealed properly. I used to be "rented out" by my former husband to do painting when we owned a commercial building company, so I AM familiar with panting. I followed ALL of DryLok's instructions and used EVERY product which they recommended. I knew the former owner had used the "farmer's bathroom" in the basement without the shower ever being sealed as well. I used TSP in the basement dragging a hose down there to make certain everything was totally rinsed. I also used it outside along with the DryLok masonry cleaner. I laid on my side (then 63 years old and with a bad back), and scrubbed the entire exterior with a wire brush. I even filled in ALL of the masonry areas which were showing signs of wear. (The entire house had been raised off the foundation for this new CB basement 2 years before we purchased this century old farm house). After a complete rinse, I allowed the foundation to DRY FOR 3 WEEKS during a dry spell which we were going through here in SD. I then proceeded to give it 3 coats of paint, once again, following the manufacture's directions to the "T". The exterior paint began to COME OFF IN SHEETS in spots within a matter of 6 MONTHS. The interior, I never have finished in the basement for ETCHING has begun in some of the areas. This paint is EXTREMELY expensive and also carries with it a 10 year warranty! It took me FOREVER to finally contact customer service and speak to someone regarding these issues. Their comment was "I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO PAINT!" I would suggest people NOT wasting their money on this product! I still have over 3 gallons of a large 5 gallon container in the basement and I don't want to even bother using it! ANY SUGGESTIONS on a good CB paint and waterproof sealer? Now I have to deal with the old stuff too! ARGH!