Our house is about 100 years old and the basement has a concrete finish to the floor and walls. There is some efflurescence which I have worked out how to solve.

I would like some recommendations on paints for the walls.

I would also like some feedback on concrete staining for basement floors. I would like to do this by myself, but I have read a lot that looks like a 2 man job. Is there a way this can be done alone?