Plan to have stained concrete floors in hallway and under stairs. Current surface is concrete which has some paint and cracks. It is about a 10m squared area. Some areas get damp- had problems with previous wood floor buckling. Seems I need to do some damp proofing before laying a self levelling screed? Current plan: In the process of removing skirting boards then- 1-scabbling to remove paint and prepare floor 2- ?tanking slurry or epoxy layer 3-self levelling overlay 4-water based concrete stain 5-sealing
Does this sound sensible? Am I missing anything? How do I know if tanking slurry and self levelling overlay will be compatible? My biggest issue is trying to choose the best materials- have already chosen a stain and seal. Would prefer quick drying/curing as trying to complete start to finish in 4-5 days. Top tips welcome. Thanks!
Update: Have done further research and plan is now: 1-scabbling 2-bitumen paint- 1 coat 3-acrylic primer- 2 coats 4-high performance self levelling overlay 5-water based stain 6-sealant
Does this sound sensible? I had a company tell me that I couldn't use bitumen paint, but it seems like it is often used like this. Should I put something else down on/in the bitumen or primer (e.g. sand) to additionally provide a key for the overlay?
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