When painting cement the paint tends to peel or crack over time. You can keep the paint stuck to the cement longer by giving the floor an initial coat of white vinegar before you paint it. Wait until the vinegar has dried and then paint. Using this simple trick will ensure that your painted floors will shine and be beautiful longer!
I am sharing these photos because I spent so much time researching options for our basement floor and wish I could have found more before/after photos. We decided to try H&C Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain in Expresso. My dad applied two coats of stain and two coats of the top sealer. I love the results!