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nathan.hawk 02-04-2012 04:26 PM

Interior Brick Painting Options
So, anyone out there have brick-like walls in the interior, well in your basement? It appears as if this that my wife and I have in our basement may be the interior side of the foundation. Well, we had this crazy idea to paint it a different color. Ten to twelve hours later over a span of three weeks, we finished it using exterior paint. Needless to say, we won't be painting this again anytime soon, but I wonder how red brick in the basement affects resale.

There has got to be a better way to paint this right? We used sponges to dab the paint. This works, in case someone wants to know. But, gee, it took time. Would a good interior spray paint work better, that doesn't spray fumes and paint all over?

user1007 02-05-2012 07:28 PM

I always used a fat---1-1.5" nap roller cover and it goes fast. You probably want a masonry primer or at least a good high bond latex acrylic primer under your finish coats.

joecaption 02-05-2012 07:58 PM

Was not a great idea to have painted it. It's hard to get any paint to stay stuck to the wall in a basement, brick would be a no maintaince wall now you have painted it without using a bonding primer and used the wrong paint. hmm.
Think it was fun trying to paint it wait till it starts peeling, that's real fun to try and get off.
Sorry just my opinion and I get to deal with jobs like this way to often.

nathan.hawk 02-06-2012 07:10 AM

Thanks. I'll check into those things primer and roller in the future. I think the paint will work out fine for now, it just took awhile.

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