Problem Solving Forum
June 29 - July 5, 2015
What is the optimal moisture content for masonry before painting can begin?
Warren Brand of Chicago Corrosion Group on
June 29, 2015:
I'm eager to hear responses on this. We worked on ...read more I'm eager to hear responses on this. We worked on a project a few years back where the concrete was visibly damp. We applied an underwater-grade material directly on the damp concrete, and it worked fine. Why is moisture content so important when there are materials designed to go not only on damp concrete, but underwater as well? I've personally applied coatings, which have performed just fine, while SCUBA diving.