How to Cover an Interior Brick Wall with Drywall
For a smoother finish or a different look, you may choose to cover an interior brick wall with drywall. This procedure is not complicated and may be performed within a few hours, provided you have the supplies and tools needed.
Step 1 – Measure the Wall
Establish the parts of the wall you want to cover and measure these parts (height and length). You will be able to purchase 4 by 8 drywall sheets. This is the standard size, but you may cut these using a radial arm saw.
Step 2 – Attach Plywood Sheets
As brick walls may be uneven or textured, you may need to use plywood sheets, which will also prevent possible damage to the drywall. Use concrete screws to attach the plywood sheets to the wall.
Step 3 – Attach the Drywall Sheets
Attach the drywall sheets using drywall screws, which will be inserted into the plywood.
Step 4 – Paint the Drywall
Once the brick wall is covered with drywall, you may choose to paint it. Prior to painting, cover the screws with plaster. Sand the entire surface and then apply primer. Allow to dry and apply the chosen paint.