However, to do something like this, you will need to ensure that the basement is in good shape. One of the most important things is to ensure that the walls are not leaking and are waterproof. If they aren't in a good condition, you can seal the walls for waterproofing.
Sealing from the Inside
To keep the basement away from moisture, sealing the walls is essential. Unless there are leaks or standing water in the basement, sealing the walls will not be an ordeal.
The tools you will need for doing this are:
- Safety gear for eyes and hands
- Wire brush
- Paint brush or roller
- Trowel, hydraulic cement
- Ball peen hammer and chisel
- Waterproofing compound
- Pail and water
The procedure is not complicated, though it will be a bit time-consuming.
Then, using a metal putty knife, smooth out the cement and allow it to dry completely. Add another layer to make sure that the crack has been filled. Let this stay until you start working on the walls further.
Use a colored water resistant paint over the primer you had previously applied. A roller will make it easier to paint large areas, and a brush will help cut in around obstacles.
When it comes to sealing walls and floors you can use a polyurethane-based waterproof sealant to protect the basement flooring from moisture.
As the coats of paint are going to take time to dry, consider a couple of days or so for this task to be complete. You turn on some fans to hurry up the drying process and keep the area ventilated. Finally, sealing the concrete before finishing is extremely crucial.