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How to paint aged concrete walls and ceiling?

Notquite1handy
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How to paint aged concrete walls and ceiling?

Hi there, it's a lockup storage area under the building.. The ceiling and  walls are aged  concrete. Wondering if it is paitable and what I can use, please ?

MitchellMc
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Re: how to paint concrete walls and ceiling ??

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Notquite1handy. It's wonderful to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about painting.

 

What sort of condition are these walls and ceiling in? Could you post a few pictures for us? If there are no damp issues with the walls, then you can paint straight over them with standard interior paint and the ceiling with ceiling paint. Bare concrete will be pretty thirsty and suck in a substantial amount of your paint. You might wish to seal the surface to prevent this.
 

You should find these step-by-step guides useful: How to prepare walls for painting and How to undercoat a wall.

Please let us know if there are any damp issues with your wall, and our helpful members can guide you through sealing them before painting.


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Re: how to paint concrete walls and ceiling ??

Thank you so much Mitchell ! Your helpful advice is very much appreciated !

Wishing you all the best .

Re: how to paint concrete walls and ceiling ??

Keep us updated @Notquite1handy and reach out if you need further assistance or get stuck. We're here to help.

 

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