I have an 80 year old basement concrete floor that recent had asbestos tiles and mastic removed. It is in good shape, with a few hairline cracks. I am planning on painting it. The basement is dry, but humid in the summer. I will use it as a laundry room/crafting/doing projects on the work bench. I see that a good bonding primer is recommended.
My questions are:
I am on the fence as to whether I should use an epoxy paint or a porch and floor enamel(or another enamel type) paint. I want the paint job to last many years!
Should I put a concrete sealer wet look to help seal the paint? Whatever I put down, I want it easy to mop.
There is about 1/4 space between the concrete floor and the concrete wall, should I seal this with something before painting? Is is better to leave it open to give the floor a chance to "breath" If it better to seal it up, what product is best for caulking concrete?