DIY Doctor

Main navigation

What Paint to use for Painting Interior Concrete Blocks

Postby tomq42 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:24 am

I have a garage with interior walls made from *paint grade* concrete blocks.
So clearly I can paint them :-)
Question is what do I use?
Do I use exterior smooth masonry paint, or do I use standard interior emulsion? Interior emulsion is presumably designed for smoother surfaces, but I don't need the weather/sun protection of the exterior masonry paint.

Also, do I need to seal at all? Do I even need a mist coat, since the blocks won't such up moisture as much as fresh plaster would? What about the mortar?

Any other tips welcome.

Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:17 am


Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby pjohnson1970 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:20 pm

Personally I would recommend the Masonry paint as you mentioned it gives you the weather protection although both choices have their pro's and con's I would choose masonry.
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:53 am

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics