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« on: January 17, 2007 02:08:43 PM »

Does anybody know how to make a faux slate floor? My basement has a concrete floor that is a real ugly and I have heard of people painting a faux slate floor. I've never painted a floor before so any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2007 05:37:30 PM »

Concrete is an awesome base to do faux finishes on!

Your first step is to make sure the concrete is sealed with a sealer before you begin the faux finish. Then you need to put down a primer, and I recommend a latex base product since you will be working in a basement, and fumes will be a concern.

Since it is a bit harder to describe the whole process I found a link that will do it beter than I could. Adjust the paint colors based on what color slate you want to immitate.

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Good luck!  Smiley

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