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After a garage tidy up I'm thinking of going further and painting the brick walls white. Does anyone have any advise on paint and a mist coat? I'm thinking brush or roller. It's a double garage in terms of space. House bricks not blocks.

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I just used emulsion on mine, painted about 10 years ago and not needed another coat yet.

Painting it on can be a LOT more time consuming than you think it's going to be, especially if, like mine, the bricks have a rough finish. I tried normal brushes and masonry brushes and in the end found the quickest way was to water down the paint a bit and spray it on. I just did two coats of the emulsion.

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Mine was already white when I bought the house, but when I removed fitted cupboards and a dart board etc it was bare behind. I painted these patches with regular dulux emulsion and it seems fine almost two years on :)

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Before you paint I would use the plasterers trick of sizeing the walls using PVA adhesive watered down to approx. 8 parts water to 1 part PVA.

This will seal the bricks and stop them sucking in the paint, as well as giving the paint a good key. You may get away with one coat of paint.

Cheers

Barry

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Distract whoever needs be and Hoover the walls first.

You'll probably be ok with brick but on block you can't get it right in with spraying we found a good brush and stipple it in was the only way.

Will.

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