We're thinking about painting an internal red brick wall white to lighten up the room. Anyone got any tips for how we prepare the surface and what to use? Do we need to seal the bricks first with anything?
Hey @Mick, we're thinking about doing something similar at home - would love to see a pic of the finished job to see how it looks. Good luck!
We painted over a few red brick walls when we moved into our house. We used Taubmans 3-in-1 as it is a primer, sealer and undercoat in one.
The reason we used this product is due to the fact that bricks absorb paint and a normal undercoat would not give you the coverage that is required. It was a huge job that took hours, but it was worth it! The transformation is huge.
We used brushes to get into all the cracks and then used a roller to get bigger coverage.
Maybe look into a spray gun as it will cut the paint time down in half (not sure if you can use the 3-in-1 in the spray gun as it's quite thick, but definitely for the top coat).
We painted over the 3-in-1 with a normal interior paint from Dulux. Sorry, don't have an 'after' photo, but below is a progress photo to give you an idea.
We also made sure we prepped properly as mentioned above.