This article is for informational purposes and should not be taken as professional advice.

Looking for the best basement waterproofing paint? As a homeowner with an old basement, I’ve read just about every article and watched just about every Youtube video about basement waterproofing. From the forums that I have read, interior basement waterproofing paint sometimes works, but most of the time doesn’t due to hydrostatic pressure and efflorescence. If you are using basement waterproofing paint externally or above grade, give one of these basement waterproofing paints listed below a try. I would not recommend using these types of paints below grade in your basement.

drylok-basement-waterproofing-paintDrylok® is probably one of the most popular brands of basement waterproofing paint on the market. Both original Drylok® and Drylok Extreme® have 4+ star ratings on The difference between the two products is the original Drylok® withstands 10 lbs of thermostatic pressure while Drylok Extreme withstands 15 lbs of hydrostatic pressure. Click the links below to check out Drylok® on Amazon.

Drylok Original Latex Water Proofer, 1 Quart, White

Drylok Extreme Latex Masonry Waterproofer Interior/Exterior Smooth Finish, White

Another popular basement waterproofing paint is KILZ basement waterproofing paint. KILZ has a 5 star ratting on Amazon and is rated for up to 12 PSI of water pressure.

Check out KILZ on Amazon

Best Rubberized Basement Waterproofing Paint

ames-blue-maxThis is kind of getting outside the realm of basement waterproofing paint, but worth adding to the list there are rubberized paints that form a membrane to help keep water out. Here are a couple popular rubberized paints both with 4 out of 5 star reviews on Amazon.

Ames Blue Max Liquid Rubber


Rubberseal Liquid Rubber Waterproofing

Have you used any of these products? How did your project work out for you? Do you have any other recommendations on basement waterproofing paint? What paint do you think is the best basement waterproofing paint? Leave an comment below and let us know.